Tuskegee University is renowned for its historic brick buildings constructed by students and faculty. These buildings are built of brick made by students, who used clay they mined on the campus. Students also learned brickworking and built the foundations and walls of the campus buildings.
Today, these weathered, roughhewn walls give the campus a singular character. Many types of bricks and brick bonds were used. No two bricks are the same, no two walls are the same.
The following is a sampling of that rich heritage . . .
To learn more about brick making at the Tuskegee Institute, read my post “Tuskegee Institute and the Politics of Bricolage.”
© Donald E. Armstrong and Material Practices, 2013