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

Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905

 
 
Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 Marker
Inscription.
Porter Hall
1883


Porter Hall was the first building erected on the Tuskegee campus. The building housed administrative offices, library reading and recitation rooms, chapel, kitchen, dining room, living quarters and laundry. It was named after Alfred H. Porter of Brooklyn, New York the major contributor of funds for the contributor of funds for the construction of the building.
At the time of completion, Porter Hall was the largest building in the town of Tuskegee. In 1903 the structure was demolished and two years later Huntington Academic Building was erected in its location.



Huntington Academic Building
1905


Named after Collis P. Huntington and was built with funds donated by Arabella Huntington in memory of her railroad magnate husband. The building housed high school classrooms, office space, girls' gymnasium, and the college
Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 Marker
bookstore. The structure replaced Porter Hall as the academic center of campus. An electrical fire destroyed the newly renovated Huntington Academic Hall in 1991.
 
Location. 32° 25.695′ N, 85° 42.245′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on University Avenue west of Tuskegee Airmen Circle, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker 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. The Burnt Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Managing the School (within shouting distance of this marker); Thrasher Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Up From Slavery (about 400 feet away); The Oaks
Former location of Porter Hall & Huntington Academic Buildings. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
3. Former location of Porter Hall & Huntington Academic Buildings.
(about 400 feet away); Great Philanthropists (about 400 feet away); Historic Quadrangle (about 500 feet away); Site of Olivia Davidson Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Regarding Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905. 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
 
Campus is a Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
4. Campus is a Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.
Arabella Huntington image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
5. Arabella Huntington
She was once known as the richest woman in America.
 
 
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 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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