African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, by Dreck Spurlock Wilson

By Dreck Spurlock Wilson

Because the finish of the Civil warfare, African-American architects were answerable for developing homes, colleges, learn institutes, and different major structures through the usa. The Widener Library at Harvard college, the 16th road Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tuskegee Institute's Butler Chapel are only a number of examples of fashionable constructions designed by means of African americans. yet even if the various constructions they helped create live to tell the tale to this present day, every one of these architects stay almost unknown.This designated reference resource brings the lives and paintings of those pioneers to mild for the 1st time. Written by means of over a hundred specialists, starting from archivists to architectural historians, this e-book chronicles African-American architects from the period of Emancipation to the top of global warfare II, filling a key hole in latest scholarship. The variety of architects and the scope in their accomplishments will shock and fascinate readers. a few one hundred sixty illustrated A-Z entries comprise biographical essays in addition to observation at the paintings of every architect, providing a wealth of knowledge approximately their lives, their constructions, and the hindrances many needed to triumph over. Articles supply perception at the historical past of architectural schooling at characteristically black faculties and universities, corresponding to Tuskegee Institute, Howard collage, Hampton Institute, Florida A&M, and Prairie View A&M. The e-book contains a valuable introductory review of African american citizens in family structure, and an appendix containing an inventory of constructions by way of geographical situation and architect makes for a convenient reference tool

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Ave. MA 1913 Huff, George 1600 New Washington Hampshire Ave. NW DC 1906 Now Argentine Embassy Harvard University 2 Divinity Institute of Geographical Square Exploration A biographical dictionary 1865-1945 Jefferson Medical College Curtis Clinic 1015 Walnut St. Philadelphia 7 PA 1929 Jenkintown Bank & Trust 400 Old York Co. Rd. Jenkintown PA 1924 Now First Union Bank Keswick Theatre 291 Keswick Ave. Glenside PA 1928 Knight, Edward C. Jr. “Stonybrook” Stonybrook Rd. Campus Dr. & Sullivan Ln. Easton PA 1909 Martin, John C.

Wyncote PA 1922 Now Rabbinical College McFadden, George H. 200 South Ithan Ave. Rosemont PA 1923 Mitchell, Frank P. , NW Washington DC 1912 Now Argentine ambassador’s residence Montgomery, Robert “Ardrosson” Newtown Rd. at Villanova Abraham’s Ln. PA 1911 New York Evening Post 75 West St. New York NY 1925 North Broad Street Station 2601 N. Broad St. Philadelphia PA 1928 Northern Home for Children Ridge Ave. & Laurison St. Philadelphia PA 1927 Ogontz School for Girls 1600 Woodland Rd. Rydal PA 1916 Now PSU Southerland Hall Parson, Hubert T.

Des Moines IA Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Bridge Over Missouri River Kansas City MO College Street Viaduct Loup Rock Island tracks Iowa City IA River Power Plant Platte River Basin Columbus NE Des Moines River Highway Bridge Over Des Moines River Mt. Pleasant IA Des Moines Sewage Disposal Plant 300 Vandalia Dr. , SE Washington DC 1941 Hilyard Robinson, assoc. Architect Grand Rapids Sewage Plant NR. Grand River Grand Rapids Independence Avenue Bridge Over Tidal Basin Washington DC James River Bridge Over James River Mitchell Union Pacific Bridge Above North Platte River North Platte NE 1935 University of Iowa Steam Campus Plant Iowa City IA 1927 University of Iowa Power Campus Plant Iowa City IA 1928 NE 1930 SD African American architects 16 Appalachian Exposition Negro Building, Knoxville, Tennesssee (1910) The Negro Building was heralded as one of the most beautiful buildings constructed for the Knoxville, Tennessee, Appalachian Exposition of 1910.

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