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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bath and Locker House

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
1. Bath and Locker House Marker
Inscription.  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, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tuskegee Airmen series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 32° 27.42′ N, 85° 
Bath and Locker House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
2. Bath and Locker House and Marker
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40.788′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on the national historic site grounds at Moton Field, 1616 Chappie James Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moton Field Expands (a few steps from this marker); It Was Called "Dope" (a few steps from this marker); Oil Storage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Suppression Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Waiting for the Bus (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bit to Eat (within shouting distance of this marker); Warehouse/Vehicle Storage (within shouting distance of this marker); A Typical Day (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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