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Location of Marker: Front of Wesleyan Hall. Text: Chartered 1856 as Florence Wesleyan University, R.H. Rivers, President. Regarded as North Alabama's most eminent landmark, this Gothic Revival structure was designed by Adolphus Heiman, Nashville, and built by Zebulon Pike Morrison, Florence, as new home for LaGrange College (organized 1830 by Methodists). Used by both armies at various times during Civil War. Deeded to State of Alabama, 1872, as first coeducational teacher training institution south of Ohio River. School expanded to become University of North Alabama in 1974. Listed: National Register of Historic Places.

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University of North Alabama; Florence (Ala.); Alabama; Southern States

Object Type

Image/jpeg

Source

color digital photograph

Image Creator

Phillip Oliver

Publisher Original

2009-06-01

Date Original

June 2009

Date Scanned

2010-01-14

Date Modified

2010-01-14

Digital Publisher

University of North Alabama, Collier Library Archives

Digital Format

image/jpeg

Digital Creator

Oliver, Phillip

Identifier

markerwesleyan

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These materials are provided for educational and scholarly purposes and reproduction of items beyond that allowed for fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. For reproduction permission please contact staff of Collier Library Archives.

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