Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
— Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —
We also felt that we must not only teach the students how to prepare their food but how to serve and eat it properly. Booker T. Washington, The Story of My Life and Work
Hospitality continues to reign in this building as it has for decades. Students today learn about food preparation and hotel management here at the Kellogg Conference Center in Dorothy Hall. Originally female students attended classes here in sewing, childcare, nursing, and dietetics.
For many years the trustees met here, and George Washington Carver lived here from 1938 until he died in 1943. The building is named for Dorothy Lamb Woodbridge, great-great-great grandmother of Caroline and Olivia Phelps-Stokes, major contributors to Tuskegee Institute.
Students attend a cooking class in 1908.
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Carver 🥜 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 32° 25.789′ N, 85° 42.44′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Booker T Washington Boulevard and Campus Drive, on the right when traveling north on Booker T Washington Boulevard. Located within Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Booker T Washington Boulevard, Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (within shouting distance of this marker); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker T Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuskegee Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuskegee Civic Association (about 400 feet away); Julius Rosenwald (about 400 feet away); Fred David Gray (about 400 feet away); Tuskegee Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.