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

Thrasher Hall

 
 
Thrasher Hall Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Thrasher Hall Plaque
Inscription. Thrasher Hall, renovated in 1983. Was built in 1893 by teachers and students using brick they made. Only the exterior walls remain from the original building. The bell above rang for class changes. It was located in the building's bell tower until 1983.
 
Location. 32° 25.653′ N, 85° 42.195′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on University Avenue west of Lewis Adams Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located within the Tuskegee University campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: University Avenue, Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Up From Slavery (here, next to this marker); Site of Olivia Davidson Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burnt Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Carver Research Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); Birth of Trades Program (within shouting distance of this marker); Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Managing the School (about 600 feet away); The Oaks (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Regarding Thrasher Hall.
Thrasher Hall with marker and bell in foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. Thrasher Hall with marker and bell in foreground.
First called the Science Building and housing the school’s science classrooms and laboratories, Booker T. Washington renamed it Thrasher Hall in 1903 in honor of Max Bennett Thrasher, the man who edited and helped publish his first book, Up From Slavery.

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.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
Bell formerly located in this buildings bell tower. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
3. Bell formerly located in this buildings bell tower.
Front and rear of Thrasher Hall bell. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
4. Front and rear of Thrasher Hall bell.
Front
Blake Bell Co
A gift to the
Tuskegee, N. & I. Institute
from Northern friends.
April 19, 1894.

Rear
Boston Mass. 1894
"Go put your creed into your deed
nor speak with double tongue."
Emerson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 188 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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