Back: ALABAMA A&M COLLEGE, Normal, Alabama Carnegie Library is a two-story brick structure of colonial design. It has a capacity of 50,000 volumes and seating space for 236. The building contains two reading rooms, a reference room, a seminar room, reference and general stacks, and an office for the staff of the library.
Front: Historic Huntsville Back: Historic Huntsville, Alabama. ALABAMA A & M COLLEGE. GREEN BOTTOM INN, one of Huntsville's earliest hostelries, was located on Meridian Pike on site now occupied by Alabama A & M. Built in 1815 by John Connelly, the inn attained widespread fame for its adjoining race track, over which many of the outstanding race horses of the period competed. Gen. Andrew Jackson, an avid follower of the sport, often stopped here to race his horses and fight his cocks. For many years the table where he dined was preserved.
Back: ALABAMA A & M COLLEGE, Normal, Alabama A partial view of the campus in the Fall. Organized in 1875 as the Huntsville Normal and Industrial School by William Hooper Councill, with 2 teachers and 61 pupils, it is now nationally recognized.
Front: Historic Huntsville Back: Historic Huntsville, Alabama. ALABAMA A & M COLLEGE. On this campus site once stood the Green Bottom Inn, one of Huntsville's earliest hostelries, noted for its race track. GRAY GANDER, once rated the world's fastest horse and winner of a $20,000 purse (not a small amount in the 1800's), raced and worked out here. Many notables, including President James Monroe, President James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson, gathered here for rest and diversion.