Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 Historical

Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 Historical (HM1X8D)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36088 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 25.695', W 85° 42.245'

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Porter Hall
1883


Porter Hall was the first building erected on the Tuskegee campus. The building housed administrative offices, library reading and recitation rooms, chapel, kitchen, dining room, living quarters and laundry. It was named after Alfred H. Porter of Brooklyn, New York the major contributor of funds for the contributor of funds for the construction of the building.
At the time of completion, Porter Hall was the largest building in the town of Tuskegee. In 1903 the structure was demolished and two years later Huntington Academic Building was erected in its location.

Huntington Academic Building
1905


Named after Collis P. Huntington and was built with funds donated by Arabella Huntington in memory of her railroad magnate husband. The building housed high school classrooms, office space, girls' gymnasium, and the college
bookstore. The structure replaced Porter Hall as the academic center of campus. An electrical fire destroyed the newly renovated Huntington Academic Hall in 1991.
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HM NumberHM1X8D
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Date Added Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621838 N 3588644
Decimal Degrees32.42825000, -85.70408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.695', W 85° 42.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 41.7" N, 85° 42' 14.7" W
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Area Code(s)334
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near University Ave, Tuskegee AL 36088, US
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