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Sallie Independence Foster Collection: Collection Guide

Encompasses materials from 1835-1889 including personal diaries, business records, and correspondence related to the Foster family, owners of Courtview, Florence, Alabama.

Sallie Independence Foster Collection Finding Aid

Did You Know?

Courtview, now known as the University of North Alabama’s Rogers Hall, was built for George Washington Foster in 1854. When choosing a place to build his home, Foster decided he wanted to place his house in the middle of Court Street, turning Florence’s main street into a dead end. An act of the state legislature and $300 granted Foster the building site for this Greek Revival mansion.

Sallie Independence Foster Graduation Photo

                   

Sally Independence Foster (center) graduated from Florence Synodical Female                                 College in June 1867.