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

By Dreck Spurlock Wilson

Because the finish of the Civil battle, African-American architects were chargeable for developing homes, faculties, examine 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 admired structures designed through African american citizens. yet even supposing a number of the constructions they helped create live to tell the tale to at the present time, each one of these architects stay nearly unknown.This precise reference resource brings the lives and paintings of those pioneers to gentle for the 1st time. Written by way 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 struggle II, filling a key hole in current 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 comprise biographical essays in addition to observation at the paintings of every architect, supplying a wealth of data approximately their lives, their constructions, and the stumbling blocks many needed to conquer. Articles offer perception at the background of architectural schooling at typically black schools and universities, comparable to Tuskegee Institute, Howard college, Hampton Institute, Florida A&M, and Prairie View A&M. The e-book includes a necessary introductory assessment of African americans in family structure, and an appendix containing a listing of constructions through geographical position and architect makes for a convenient reference tool

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Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles CA Los Angeles CA United Revelation Church of God 655 E. 43rd St. S. Census with his parents. Esau was a farmer in Bowling Green Township, Caroline County, Virginia. Louis was the oldest of ten children. Where and when he may have attended school is not known. Louis Banks was a glassworker and living in Ford City, Pennsylvania, when he married Margaret “Maggie” Enty at Templeton, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 1894. They had one son, Thornton Kenneth Banks, who was born September 2, 1895, in Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.

Romulus Jr. married a second time, to Nettie Archer, who passed away in 1965. They had no children. C. He designed apartment buildings, churches, and mediumsized commercial buildings. During the 1920s and 1930s he designed eleven houses in Brookland, all of which were red brick Georgian style—the style preferred by his Howard University and federal employee clients. , and churches in Norfolk, Lynchburg, and Danville, Virginia. Archer’s full-time office staff probably never exceeded five employees.

43rd St. S. Census with his parents. Esau was a farmer in Bowling Green Township, Caroline County, Virginia. Louis was the oldest of ten children. Where and when he may have attended school is not known. Louis Banks was a glassworker and living in Ford City, Pennsylvania, when he married Margaret “Maggie” Enty at Templeton, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 1894. They had one son, Thornton Kenneth Banks, who was born September 2, 1895, in Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Louis Banks moved his family to Toledo, Ohio, circa 1900.

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