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

Historic Quadrangle

 

—Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

 
Historic Quadrangle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Historic Quadrangle Marker
Inscription. When school is in session, the broad expanse in front of you—the university's main quadrangle—buzzes with activity just as it did in the early 1900s, but life was much more regimented then. Students received demerits if they did not obey strict dress and behavior codes.

They had to be punctual and were constantly—perhaps annoyingly—reminded of that by chimes that rang every 15 minutes from the clock tower in White Hall. They also had to avoid "Mother" Watkins, who kept a watchful eye out to make sure no one tried to steal a kiss while crossing the quadrangle between classes.

[Photo Captions]
{Top right}: Students participate in calisthenics on the quadrangle about 1900.

A procession of seniors crosses the campus in the early 1900s.

{Main Photo}: Students attend a Sunday afternoon band concert in front of White Hall.

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 25.741′ N, 85° 42.321′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on University Avenue 0.2 miles east of Booker T. Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker located
Historic Quadrangle from University Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. Historic Quadrangle from University Avenue.
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. Great Philanthropists (a few steps from this marker); White Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Managing the School (within shouting distance of this marker); Dining and Social Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oaks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campus Architect (about 300 feet away); Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 (about 500 feet away); Huntington Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Places
 
Southwesterly view of quadrangle from Huntington Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
3. Southwesterly view of quadrangle from Huntington Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 268 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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