Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Architect

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Location: in Capitol Park on the east side of the Capitol Ruins near the intersection of 6th Street and 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 12.48    W 087° 34.446
  33.208    -87.5741
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


The Capitol in Tuscaloosa was designed by English-born architect, William Nichols, who served as State Architect from 1826 - 1832. Nichols also designed and built the campus of The University of Alabama.
Before coming to Alabama he had remodeled the North Carolina Capitol and Governor's Palace in Raleigh. He also designed and built several structures at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After leaving Alabama, Nichols served as assistant state engineer for Louisiana where he designed a temporary State House in New Orleans.
Later, as State Architect of Mississippi, Nichols designed the Mississippi Capitol and Governor's Mansion in Jackson. He also designed and built the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Erected 1992 by City of Tuscaloosa.

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