Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The President's Mansion, southern style

This is the President's Mansion at the University of Alabama, built between 1831-1841.
The UA's website tour says,
"According to tradition, Louisa Frances Garland, wife of president Landon C. Garland, valiantly saved the stately residence from destruction when Union troops destroyed the campus in April 4, 1865. The mansion, which has undergone a number of restorations, assumed its predominately white appearance in 1908."


Jim said...

Wonderful looking home. I love the double staircase.

Boise Diva said...

Looks just like a mansion from the movies.

Tanya said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Isn't the double staircase used for one side coming in and one side leaving? There was a house like this in Stone Mountain and I think that's how they explained the double staircase.

Rambling Round said...

Another great story of how southern women saved their homes. Beautiful place.