Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Chabannes - Sealy House
The roof shelters an attic story. This house has the subtle changes that characterized inland examples of the Creole cottage where the roof pitch is less pronounced than in such cottages on the Gulf Coast.
When Tuscaloosa fell to Federal troops under General John Croxton in April 1865, horses were quartered in the front hall while soldiers searched the town for food and for Confederate Senator Robert Jemison, who eluded capture. Mounted in the front yard is a cast iron bell forty inches in diameter manufactured by the C.S. Bell Company in Ohio. For decades the bell remained buried upside down in the side yard, with only the bottom rim of the bell visible. The dates of its manufacture and its burial are unknown.
Location. 33° 12.133′ N, 87° 33.917′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Greensboro Avenue (State Highway 215) and 13th Street, on the right when traveling south on Greensboro Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1218 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa AL 35403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jemison Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Friedman Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
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