Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
A Bit to Eat
Known as the Tea Room, this small lunchroom was built during the initial expansion phase of Moton Field in 1942 and 1943, when amenities such as offices and bathrooms not built into the original hangar were added. Here, personnel stationed at Moton Field could get a bite to eat. Cadets ate at Tuskegee Institute, but they could also buy a snack in the Tea Room if they had the time.
. . . cadets, instructors, and people in the area. . . come and have a snack, a bit to eat, because getting something out this far away from the campus would be rather difficult.
Booker Conley, 2000
[Background photo caption reads] The Tea Room was a good place to find something to eat and a friendly face for those who worked and trained at Moton Field.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 32° 27.423′ N, 85° 40.821′ 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. Hangar No. 1 (a few steps from this marker); FIRE! Bath and Locker House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Typical Day (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Control Tower (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 425 times since then and 119 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.