Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Bath and Locker House
This building was completed in 1941 as a restroom, shower, and locker room for administrative and support personnel. It had facilities for both men and women. Both black and white may have used the building. If so, it almost certainly would have been the only integrated facility of its kind in the South at that time.
The Bath and Locker House was probably not used by cadets, since they were at Moton field only a few hours a day. But mechanics, such as the one shown in this photo, needed someplace to shower and store their clothes while working on airplanes and other vehicles at Moton Field.
[Background photo caption reads] Mechanic goes deep into the radial engine of a PT-17.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 32° 27.42′ N, 85° 40.788′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Click for map. Marker is on the national historic site grounds at Moton Field, 1616 Chappie James Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Bit to Eat (within shouting distance of this marker); A Typical Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Hangar No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Control Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); FIRE! (about 300 feet away); The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza (approx. 2.5 miles away); Butler Chapel AME Zion Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Booker T. Washington (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
Also see . . .
1. Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.