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

A Bit to Eat

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

 

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

 
A Bit to Eat Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
1. A Bit to Eat Marker
Inscription.  

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, 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 1942.
 
Location.
A Bit to Eat Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
2. A Bit to Eat Marker
On the south side of Hangar No. 1
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32° 27.423′ N, 85° 40.821′ 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. Waiting for the Bus (a few steps from this marker); Hangar No. 1 (a few steps from this marker); Oil Storage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); FIRE! (within shouting distance of this marker); Ghost Structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath and Locker House (within shouting distance of this marker); New Vistas (within shouting distance of this marker); Moton Field Expands (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 680 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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