Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community

Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community

by Paul A Wellington
Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community

Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community

by Paul A Wellington


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While Black architects produce extraordinary works, they account for only two percent of the profession in the United States. Many of their works exist in the Black community and have helped preserve and restore history and culture. Though architecture is often not associated with Black Culture, it is an integral aspect in defining a community and requires careful consideration of design, context, and resident relationships.

This book explores over forty works by Black architects and their impact in the Black community. A wide variety of projects are featured, from residences of affluent African Americans, to historic churches, to memorials and museums of Black culture and history. Each work, through brief examination of its history and architecture, exhibits the magnificent work of Black architects from past to present, and provides inspiration to architects of current and future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732965102
Publisher: Paul A Wellington
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 901,692
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents


Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building

Adam’s Mark Hotel

African American Civil War Memorial

African American Library and Museum at the Gregory School

African Burial Ground National Monument and Visitor Center

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Beacon Hill Residences

Berkley Square

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Booker T. Washington Residence

Carnegie Library

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Duke University Campus Buildings

DuSable Museum of African American History

First African Methodist Episcopal Church

Francis Gregory Library

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture

Howard Theatre

Iberville Housing Projects

John D. O’Bryant African American Institute

Johnson Publishing Building

Langston Terrace Dwellings

Make It Right Homes

Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

National Museum of African American Heritage and Culture

Negro Building

Paul L. Dunbar High School

Philips House

Pythian Temple

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Sojourner Family Peace Center

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Stuyvesant Town

Sugar Hill Development

Theme Building

Tuskegee University Chapel

Villa Lewaro

Weeksville Heritage Center


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