Tuscaloosa’s Government Plaza Gazebo Renamed “Bicentennial Square” on City’s 199th Birthday

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox addresses the crowd during the dedication of the Government Plaza gazebo on Dec. 13, 2018. The ceremony that kicked off Tuscaloosa's yearl-long bicentennial celebration. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox addresses the crowd during the dedication of the Government Plaza gazebo on Dec. 13, 2018. The ceremony that kicked off Tuscaloosa's yearl-long bicentennial celebration. Brandie Bowden

The city of Tuscaloosa marked its 199th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 13. To mark the date, the gazebo at Government Plaza was officially named Bicentennial Square. A host of officials were on hand for the dedication, including Mayor Walt Maddox, Tuscaloosa 200 co-chairs Tim Parker, Jr., Cathy Randall, and City Councilman Harrison Taylor, and City Council President Cynthia Almond.

Over the coming year, many major events are scheduled to commemorate Tuscaloosa’s Bicentennial. During the dedication, Dr. Kari Frederickson, the chair of the Tuscaloosa 200 Education Committee, revealed details about the digital walking tour of the city that had just launched. To download the app, click here and follow the instructions. 

DCL’s Brandie Bowden is covering Tuscaloosa’s many upcoming bicentennial events, and she was there for the dedication. Enjoy these photos she took, and be sure to look for Brandie’s story in the next edition of Druid City Living!

 

Tuscaloosa 200 Co-Chair and City Councilman Harrison Taylor
Tuscaloosa City Council President Cynthia Almond
Dr. Kari Frederickson, the chair of the Tuscaloosa 200 Education Committee
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