The Drish House
The Drish House is the most recent acquisition for the Preservation Society, but it is also our biggest project and one of the better known historic homes in the area. There have been many improvements to the property, especially in the last few months. In December, the three-story Southside Baptist Church sanctuary was demolished to return the Drish House to its original configuration in the circle. There were minor damages to the House during demolition; however, those damages have recently been repaired.
Apart from being one of the more popular historic homes in the Tuscaloosa area, the Drish House is a nationally known historic property as well. Walker Evans, one of America’s most famous photographers, photographed the once grand mansion in the 1930s. His photograph “Tuscaloosa Wrecking Company” is one of his best known works and is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Now the Society needs your help. The funds for the Drish House are quickly diminishing and there is still more work to do. If you would like to make a contribution to the Drish House for future improvements, please send your donation marked "Drish House donation" to Tuscaloosa Preservation Society, P.O. Box 1665, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your support of Tuscaloosa's cultural heritage.