Historic Markers Across Alabama



Gorgas House



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Capstone Drive and Colonial Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 12.733    W 087° 32.85
  33.21221666    -87.5475
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Gorgas House
Built 1829 as University dining hall.
Remodeled as a residence 1840.
Occupied by Gorgas family 1879-1953



Side 2:
Preserved as a memorial to:
General Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883)
Chief of Ordnance, C. S. A. 1861-1865
President of the University 1878-1879

Mrs. Amelia Gayle Gorgas (1826-1913)
University Librarian 1883-1906

General William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920)
Surgeon General, United States Army
Sanitary engineer whose work in eliminating Yellow
Fever assured Construction of Panama Canal.

Erected 1966 by Alabama Historical Association.









End of Gorgas House