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By Dreck Spurlock Wilson

Because the finish of the Civil struggle, African-American architects were liable for growing homes, faculties, learn institutes, and different major constructions 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 well-liked constructions designed by means of African americans. yet although the various buildings they helped create live on to this present day, every one of these architects stay almost unknown.This particular 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 publication chronicles African-American architects from the period of Emancipation to the top of global conflict 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 a hundred and sixty illustrated A-Z entries contain biographical essays in addition to observation at the paintings of every architect, delivering a wealth of knowledge approximately their lives, their structures, and the hindrances many needed to triumph over. Articles supply perception at the historical past of architectural schooling at frequently black schools and universities, resembling Tuskegee Institute, Howard college, Hampton Institute, Florida A&M, and Prairie View A&M. The ebook contains a necessary introductory evaluation of African american citizens in household structure, and an appendix containing an inventory of structures through geographical position and architect makes for a convenient reference tool

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S. Army air base in Chewhaw, Alabama, the 99th Pursuit Squadron Air Base and Pilot Training School, where the Tuskegee Airmen trained. C. This became a profitable necessity because the federal government accepted their bids for a number of lucrative and publicly visible construction projects around the nation’s capital. Alexander designed the granite and limestone Tidal Basin Bridge and Seawall, which employed 160 workers and cost $1 million to build. 5 million Whitehurst Freeway alongside the Potomac River, which carried traffic around Georgetown; and the overpass that took Riggs Road under the tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Philadelphia: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 1967. JACK LUFKIN, CURATOR, STATE OF IOWA MUSEUM A biographical dictionary 1865-1945 15 STRUCTURE LIST Name Address City State Year Comments 4th Avenue Viaduct Over Des Moines River Des Moines IA Alexander, Archie 2901 5th Ave. 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.

He continued his education at the University of London for some coursework in bridge design in 1921, and obtained his civil engineering degree in 1925 at the State University of Iowa. Alexander received an honorary doctorate in engineering from HOWARD UNIVERSITY in 1947. African American architects 12 Alexander’s first years in the business world seemed to bear out his professor’s prediction. Every engineering firm in Des Moines turned down his employment application. Initially discouraged, he became a laborer in a steel shop at Marsh Engineering, earning $10 per week.

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