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The President?s Mansion is a historic structure in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was built in 1841 to serve as the official residence of the University of Alabama?s presidents. It was built in the Greek Revival style after the design of Michael Barry.

The President?s Mansion was first occupied by the second university president, Basil Manly. He served from 1837 to 1855. During the Civil War, the campus became a military target with the new president, Landon Garland?s move to convert the school over the military system. The university became known as the ?West Point of the Confederacy? and sent around 200 cadets out to the field yearly. Luckily, it was spared from being burned down by the Union troops thanks to Louisa Frances Garland?s persuasiveness.

The President?s Mansion is now a part of the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the only seven buildings in the campus that was spared from destruction that night.
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