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Building Details

The Friedman home is constructed of red brick with walls eighteen inches thick.

The front is covered with one-half inch cement, causing a pale pink aspect.

The six white-wood columns support a portico roof surmounted by a balustrade. 

The entrance veranda is composed of white and gray Georgia marble.

One of the homes outstanding features is the large colonial doorway.

The original wide-planked floors were replaced by a hardwood finish.

The rooms are highlighted by beautiful elaborate frescoes framing

the ceilings' edges as well as circular center portions, from which delicate crystal chandeliers hang. To the right and left, wide entrances open to double parlors which almost form one large room.

To the rear of the hallway is a large room extending the width of the house and raised above the front portion: one of Tuscaloosa's first "split-level" examples.

Within the parlors are magnificent and rare pier mirrors, oriental rugs, shining brass figurines and antique furniture of red mahogany. 

A colonial stairway leads from the lest rear of the entrance hall to the four

upstairs rooms.

The grounds contain a one-story brick building immediately to the rear of the home.

An old French garden is at the side of the house with time-worn brick walkways wandering through honeysuckle, roses, camellias, and flowering shrubs.

A shady vine-covered summer house stands in the center of the garden.

The approach to the home leads through a walk, lined by rose bushes and an evergreen hedge.

The grounds are enclosed with a stone and iron fence.

Battle-Friedman House Floorplan
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