Tuscaloosa Travel Blog› entry 22 of 27 › view all entries
March 18th, 2008 – by: o_dog
I have been here a few times for luncheon events. The house is gorgeous ï¿½" itâ€™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 ï¿½" 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 donâ€™t know exactly how many rooms there are in the house, but it has been a hotel, dining hall, and faculty residence.
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 natureâ€™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 ï¿½" 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.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!