Have you ever seen a train in the sky near an Amphitheater? Imagine a historic wood and steel bridge, built in 1898 for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, 135 feet high and 3,600 feet long and still in use today! You can see it from parts of Northport and Tuscaloosa.
Opened four years after the 2011 tornado damaged the original building, it stands as the flag ship of the Tuscaloosa Fire Department.
More than 1000 works of art are awaiting you at the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art! The collection amassed by Jack Warner as investments for Gulf States Paper, now the Westervelt Company, is considered to be one of the greatest private collections. Enjoy this experience!
This destructive F4 tornado on March 21, 1932, was the first of 10 that occurred on this day, eight of which were in Alabama alone. About 2,000 people were left homeless, and 37 were killed in the area.
The Alabama State Capitol building was once located in Tuscaloosa. After 1847, the Capitol was relocated to Montgomery. The building that was left behind was used as the Alabama Central Female College until it burned in 1923.
The former athletic director at The University of Alabama sits at his desk that overlooks the practice field. Dr. Witt, former president of the University, called Moore “the most successful and admired athletic director” at UA.
The Very Reverend Thomas Gilmore was a leading figure in the civil rights movement in Alabama and the first elected African American sheriff in Greene County. Known as the “Sheriff Without a Gun,” Gilmore served his community for 12 years before retiring in 1983 to become a pastor.
Robert N. Almon Sr. was the founder and longtime head of the engineering firm Almon & Associates. Almon planned the widening of 15th Street from a two-lane street to a six-lane thoroughfare, and the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk.