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Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Campus Architect

 

— Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

 
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By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Campus Architect Marker
Inscription.  . . . 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.

[Photo captions]
{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
Area around the Campus Architect Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. Area around the Campus Architect Marker.
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.

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.782′ N, 85° 42.28′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from University Avenue ¼ mile east of Booker T. Washington Boulevard. Located within the campus quadrangle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: University Avenue, 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. Dining and Social Center (within shouting distance of this marker); White Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington Hall (within shouting
Robert Robinson Taylor image. Click for full size.
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3. Robert Robinson Taylor
distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Quadrangle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Philanthropists (about 400 feet away); Managing the School (about 400 feet away); Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Regarding Campus Architect. Tuskegee University is a private, historically Black university established in 1881. The campus has been designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. Tuskegee University's campus is the only school in the United States to hold this distinction.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Robert Robinson Taylor. (Submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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2. MIT article - From 'Tech' to Tuskegee: The Life of Robert Robinson Taylor, 1868-1942. Includes photos of some of the Tuskegee buildings he designed. (Submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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