Photo, Print, Drawing The Oaks, Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute Campus, Tuskegee, Macon County, AL
About this Item
- The Oaks, Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute Campus, Tuskegee, Macon County, AL
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Washington, Booker T
- U.S. National Park Service, Denver Service Center, sponsor
- Burns, John A., project manager
- Gettle, Stanley, project manager
- Ates, David L., project manager
- Bebbs, Michelle, delineator
- Brown, Rudolph, delineator
- Carter, Ronald, delineator
- Sigmond, Anita, delineator
- Brooks, Marcy, delineator
- Siroky, Leslie, delineator
- Arbogast, David, delineator
- Pryce, Edward, delineator
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- - offices
- - houses
- - African Americans
- - vocational schools
- - education
- - Alabama--Macon County--Tuskegee
Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: Constructed in 1899, The Oaks served as the home of Booker T. Washington, president and founder of Tuskegee Institute. The construction of the house served as a solid example of the educational philosophy of Dr. Washington, having had most of its materials locally manufactured and installed by students of the Institute as part of their vocational training. The home also served as the reception center of the Institute for the numerous and influential visitors and patrons of the school. Following the death of Doctor Washington in 1915, the house remained in the family until the death of Mrs. Washington in 1925, after which it became the property of the Institute. During the 1950's the house was converted for use as administrative offices by the Institute. In 1974 the National Park Service acquired the building as a part of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. At present, plans call for the preservation of the house as it appeared during the lifetime of Dr. Washington.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-78
- - Survey number: HABS AL-877
- - Building/structure dates: 1899 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: 1950 Subsequent Work
- - National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000151
- Measured Drawing(s): 11
Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS ALA,44-TUSG,10-
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
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- Arbogast, David
- Ates, David L.
- Bebbs, Michelle
- Brooks, Marcy
- Brown, Rudolph
- Burns, John A.
- Carter, Ronald
- Gettle, Stanley
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- Pryce, Edward
- Sigmond, Anita
- Siroky, Leslie
- U.S. National Park Service, Denver Service Center
- Washington, Booker T
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Booker T Washington, Denver Service Center U.S. National Park Service, John A Burns, Stanley Gettle, David L Ates, Michelle Bebbs, et al. The Oaks, Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute Campus, Tuskegee, Macon County, AL. Tuskegee Alabama Macon County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/al0339/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Washington, B. T., U.S. National Park Service, D. S. C., Burns, J. A., Gettle, S., Ates, D. L. [...] Pryce, E. (1933) The Oaks, Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute Campus, Tuskegee, Macon County, AL. Tuskegee Alabama Macon County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/al0339/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. The Oaks, Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute Campus, Tuskegee, Macon County, AL. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/al0339/>.