Tuscaloosa Capital

The ruins of one of Alabama's former state houses can be explored in Capitol Park near downtown Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County. The city was Alabama's seat of government from 1826 until 1846; the capitol was completed in 1829. After the state capital moved to Montgomery, Montgomery County, in 1846, the building was used by the Alabama Central Female College. The structure was destroyed by a fire in August 1923, leaving only broken columns, some areas of the foundation, and a section of wall.

Photograph by Justin Dubois

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