UA exhibit features models of buildings burned in Civil War

April 6, 2015 3:03 PM

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In the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library on Friday, a professor of architecture and historian discussed the building's antebellum predecessor that stood at the site on the University of Alabama's campus 150 years ago and the influence of its designer on the architecture of the Southeast.

"What he did here, I believe, truly defined what Alabama would become, especially in the north of the state," lecturer Paul Kapp said of William Nichols, the designer of the original UA campus, which was burned by Union cavalry on April 4, 1865.

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