Campus Architect Historical

Campus Architect Historical (HM1X8N)

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

N 32° 25.782', W 85° 42.28'

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—Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

. . . I should consider it a far-reaching calamity for us to lose Mr. Taylor at Tuskegee. —Booker T. Washington

Look at the buildings around the main quadrangle. Much of what you see is the work of Robert R. Taylor, the school's original architect. Taylor also designed many buildings in other areas of the campus.

Taylor taught architecture and supervised students as they built dormitories, classroom buildings, administrative offices, the Washington family home, and the chapel, which he considered his masterpiece.

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{Top Right}: Robert R. Taylor, the first African American graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spent all but three years of his architectural career at Tuskegee.

{Bottom Right Map}: The locations of buildings designed by Taylor are shown in black with their dates of construction. Those that can be seen from this point are Huntington, Douglass, Tantum, Tompkins and White.

{Main Photo}: Students construct
the Old Administration Building in 1902 using bricks made on the campus.
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HM NumberHM1X8N
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621781 N 3588804
Decimal Degrees32.42970000, -85.70466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.782', W 85° 42.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 46.92" N, 85° 42' 16.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55-73 Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL 36088, US
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