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Gorgas House

Named for University of Alabama president Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883), the Gorgas House is the oldest building on the campus in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County. It is one of only a handful of structures that survived when Union forces burned the campus during the Civil War. The Gorgas family moved into the home in 1879, and the building now serves as a museum devoted to them and houses family items and exhibits related to nineteenth-century life in the home. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Courtesy of the Gorgas House Museum, University of Alabama