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Courtview, Rogers Hall 1855 - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 48.339 W 087° 40.756
16S E 437869 N 3851700
Quick Description: Courtview, now Rogers Hall is Greek Revival Mansion located at the intersection of East Ervine Avenue and North Court Street, Florence, Alabama. Now part of the University of North Alabama (UNA).
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2013 4:31:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMHG34
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:

Courtview, Rogers Hall 1855

George Washington Foster, planter, built this Greek Revival Mansion. An Act of the legislature was required to close Court Street, In fall of 1864 it was headquarters of Nathan B. Forrest, General, CSA. Foster's daughter, Sarah Independence McDonald and her family, lived here until 1900 when it became the home of Governor Emmet O'Neal. In 1922 it was acquired by Thomas M. Rogers Sr., and in 1948 by the University of North Alabama.

Listed Historic American Buildings Survey National Resister of Historic Places.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.

Wikipedia: Rogers Hall, also known as Courtview and Alumni House
Wikipedia: University of North Alabama (UNA)
Marker Name: Courtview, Rogers Hall 1855

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Courtview is built in the Federal style. National Register of Historic Places: Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering Architect, builder, or engineer: Ballinger,John Architectural Style: Greek Revival Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture Period of Significance: 1850-1874 Owner: State Historic Function: Domestic Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling Current Function: Education, Social

Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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