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

Carver's Laboratory

 

—Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

 
Carver's Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Carver's Laboratory Marker
Inscription.
The primary idea in all of my work was to help the farmer and fill the poor man's empty dinner pail . . .
—George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver taught classes and developed new products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other crops here in his Milbank Agricultural Hall laboratory. In his 47-year career at Tuskegee, Carver created extension services for black farmers and homemakers, the first experimental station in a black college, and numerous other agricultural innovations.

His scientific legacy lives on at Milbank's Center for Plant Biotechnology Research, where students have experimented with raising vegetables in a weightless environment on behalf of the U.S. Space Program.

[Photo Captions]
{Top Right}: Today students study plant, animal, and environmental sciences.

{Main Photo}: George Washington Carver, second from right, instructs students in the chemistry lab.

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 26.002′ N, 85° 42.801′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and North Water
Milbank Agricultural Hall laboratory & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. Milbank Agricultural Hall laboratory & marker.
Street, on the right when traveling west on University Avenue. 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. Tuskegee University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Monroe Campbell (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Booker T Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tuskegee Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Washington Carver (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dorothy Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Regarding Carver's Laboratory. Milbank Hall was completed in 1909. It was home to George Washington Carver’s personal laboratory, as well as the agricultural department’s classrooms.

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 AmericansAgricultureScience & Medicine
 
Carver's Laboratory Marker with Food Sciences buildings in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
3. Carver's Laboratory Marker with Food Sciences buildings in background.
George Washington Carver at work in his laboratory. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. George Washington Carver at work in his laboratory.
Laboratory at Tuskegee Institute image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain LOC LC-J694-32
5. Laboratory at Tuskegee Institute
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 253 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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