Battle–Friedman House

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Battle–Friedman House
Battle-Friedman House.jpg
Battle–Friedman House in 1934
Battle–Friedman House is located in Alabama
Battle–Friedman House
Battle–Friedman House is located in the US
Battle–Friedman House
Location 1010 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Coordinates 33°12′16″N 87°34′0″W / 33.20444°N 87.56667°W / 33.20444; -87.56667Coordinates: 33°12′16″N 87°34′0″W / 33.20444°N 87.56667°W / 33.20444; -87.56667
Built 1835
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal, Grecian Revival, Neo-Classical interior sections
NRHP Reference # 72000184[1]
Added to NRHP January 14, 1972

The Battle–Friedman House (also known as Battle House or Friedman Home) is an antebellum town home located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The house was built in 1835 by Alfred Battle and his wife, Millicent Battle. The house's grounds include the only remaining documented antebellum garden in the state,[2] the house itself is noted for its vernacular use of monumental boxed columns. The Battle family lived in the house until 1875, when the home was purchased by Bernard Friedman. The Friedman family continued to reside in the house until Victor Hugo Friedman died in 1965, leaving the house to the city of Tuscaloosa. The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society currently maintains the house as a historic house museum.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Patricia Chambers Walker; Thomas Graham (2000). Directory of Historic House Museums in the United States. Rowman Altamira. p. 6. ISBN 0-7425-0344-5. 
  3. ^ Cothran, James R. (2003). Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South. University of South Carolina Press. p. 108. ISBN 1-57003-501-6. 
  4. ^ "Alabama - Tuscaloosa County". National Register of Historic Places. Archived from the original on 8 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Tuscaloosa Scrapbook", Matt Clinton
  • Past Horizons The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society
  • A Belle of the Fifties: Memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, Virginia Clay-Clopton

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