Marmaduke Williams House
907 17th Ave.

The Marmaduke Williams House, located in the heart of the Druid City Historic District, is one of the oldest homes in the city. It is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the historic district. One of the best examples of early Federal style architecture left in Tuscaloosa, it contains many interesting architectural features. The house was once owned by Marmaduke Williams, the runner up in Alabama’s first governor’s race. In 1995, the Heritage Commission of Tuscaloosa bought the house to save it from demolition. After careful architectural and historical research, the commission restored the house. Just as it was nearing completion, arsonists set the house ablaze destroying much of the interior. The house has since been purchased and restored and is privately owned.

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