Gorgas House

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Gorgas House Historic Plate
-- Gorgas House --

I have been here a few times for luncheon events. The house is gorgeous �" it’s a typical Antebellum house with great pillars at the entrance leading to the front door, two staircases leading up to the second floor on both side of the outside of the house, and the room division inside the house.

I heard this many times �" the house is one of the few buildings that survived the destruction of the town of Tuscaloosa, the campus of the University of Alabama in particular, during the Civil War. The house belongs to the Gorgas family who lived there for some time in the late 1800s.

I don’t know exactly how many rooms there are in the house, but it has been a hotel, dining hall, and faculty residence.
Gorgas House circa 2008
Today the house is one of the Tuscaloosa’s great attractions. 

During the occasions that I have been there, I always stayed on the first floor. There were one living room, a dining room, and an adjoining kitchen.

The front yard of the house is decorated with nature’s best plantation. Huge magnolia trees surrounded the house. The entrance gates, which are on the left and the right side of the house are arched with a pergola-like construction climbed by a mass of flowers. In the spring time, they give a mean red bloom around the gate.

At the back of the house, there is a small outdoor place to sit down �" a good place to read a book or take a break from walking the dog. The back door and the back gate complete the 360  tour of the house.

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Gorgas House Historic Plate
Gorgas House Historic Plate
Gorgas House circa 2008
Gorgas House circa 2008
The left outside staircase
The left outside staircase
The left gate of Gorgas House with…
The left gate of Gorgas House wit…
Flowerbeds in the Gorgas House gar…
Flowerbeds in the Gorgas House ga…
Colorful flowers in Gorgas House g…
Colorful flowers in Gorgas House …
Beautiful flowerbeds in the Gorgas…
Beautiful flowerbeds in the Gorga…
The back of the Gorgas House where…
The back of the Gorgas House wher…
The back of the Gorgas House
The back of the Gorgas House
The backside of the Gorgas House
The backside of the Gorgas House
The Gorgas House garden
The Gorgas House garden
Magnolia tree in the Gorgas House …
Magnolia tree in the Gorgas House…
The trunk of a magnolia tree
The trunk of a magnolia tree
closer
closer
Gorgass House garden
Gorgass House garden
closest
closest
bark wrinkles
bark wrinkles
the bark wrinkles in the trunk of …
the bark wrinkles in the trunk of…
The right gate of Gorgas House ove…
The right gate of Gorgas House ov…
The right gate of Gorgas House
The right gate of Gorgas House
a close look at a single Magnolia …
a close look at a single Magnolia…
Front porch of Gorgas House
Front porch of Gorgas House
The grand Magnolia tree
The grand Magnolia tree
Gorgas House
Gorgas House
the rest of the west campus looks …
the rest of the west campus looks…
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