Tanglewood (Akron, Alabama)

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Tanglewood Plantation.jpg
Tanglewood in 2008
Tanglewood (Akron, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Tanglewood (Akron, Alabama)
Tanglewood (Akron, Alabama) is located in the US
Tanglewood (Akron, Alabama)
Nearest city Akron, Alabama
Coordinates 32°51′11.38″N 87°40′21.03″W / 32.8531611°N 87.6725083°W / 32.8531611; -87.6725083Coordinates: 32°51′11.38″N 87°40′21.03″W / 32.8531611°N 87.6725083°W / 32.8531611; -87.6725083
Area 480 acres (190 ha)
Built 1859
Architect Page Harris
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 73000346[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973

Tanglewood is a historic plantation house in Akron, Alabama. The Greek Revival cottage was built in 1859 by Page Harris, on land that he had purchased in 1824. It was given to the University of Alabama as a memorial to Nicholene Bishop in 1949 and the grounds are now used as a 480-acre (190 ha) nature reserve known as the J. Nicholene Bishop Biological Station.[1] It is used by the university to aid undergraduate and graduate research in biodiversity and environmental processes.[2] The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973 due to its architectural significance.[1]


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "University of Alabama offering minor in natural resources management". Tuscaloosa News. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 

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