Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Birthright Hall

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Institution Name: Stillman College
Original/Historic Place Name: Birthright Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1951original construction Unknown
1975renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: none specified
Roof: none specified
ca. 1951-present (2007)academic department building (athletics and physical education)
ca. 1951-present (2007)gymnasium

Significance: education
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Birthright Hall was erected in 1951 and renovated in 1975. It was named in honor of Charles and Bettie Birthright, former slaves who amassed sizable wealth and who for many years were the largest benefactors to Stillman College. Birthright Hall provides a facility for physical education and athletic activities.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Sykes, William M. Historical Development of Stillman College. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1930.

Terri, Paul W. ed. A Study of Stillman Institute. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1946.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Facilities Management Office

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