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Building brick from Spelman College's Upton Hall

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Catalog Data:
Created by:
Unidentified
Used by:
Spelman College, American, founded 1881
Medium:
building brick
Dimensions:
2 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 4 in. (6.4 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm)
Type:
blocks (shaped masses)
Place used:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1905
Description:
A clay brick that was once part of the structure of Spelman College's Upton Hall. The brick is a standard solid style brick, with slight irregularity because of a loss at one of the corners. The brick is a deep red color, and all sides of the brick are worn. There is no mortar residue except for a very small area on one of the brick's short sides.
Topic:
African American
Architecture
Education
Segregation
Women
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Spelman College
Object number:
2012.118
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Buildings and Structures
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture