July09 Name This Place #3

To play this exciting week-long game, see The Rules.

Daily Winners:

  • Monday: Joseph A
  • Tuesday: doakley

Current Standings:

  1. Joseph A: 2 points
  2. doakley: 2 points
  3. Carunzel: 2 points
  4. tsj1957: 1 point
  5. Theodore: 1 point

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  1. This is Woodworth Chapel at Tougalooo College just north of Jackson. It was constructed in 1901 and has served as the center of religious life for the college ever since. It was a prominent figure in the struggle for Afircan American equality with Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all speaking from the pulpit. The historic center of campus is listed on the National Register, including the Chapel.

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  2. I’m gonna try this again.

    This is Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College just north of Jackson. The building was constructed in 1901 and has been the center of religious and social life at the college ever since. It was a prominent figure is the activities surrounding the struggle for African American equality with Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all speaking from the pulpit. The historica center of campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Place, including the Chapel.

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    • Sorry about that–the software decided your first comment should be held pending moderation–sometimes it gets a little glitchy. Anyway, I’m going to try to ignore the three typos in your comment and give you your well-deserved two points. Congrats on taking the lead.

      Still a little information out there, but doakley has summed up alot in this paragraph.

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  3. My attempts to answer were met with some technical difficulties this morning, so there’s no telling how many posts will magically appear here from me…sorry.

    As an aside, also on campus are two dorms and a library built in the 1970s and designed by Gunnar Birkerts. The rooms of the dorms are little connected pods. The concrete structures sit on stilts and resemble alien space crafts. Mr. Birkerts actually drew a master plan for the campus which included the removal of most of the historic structures on campus and their replacement with his more modern designs. Alas, the plan was never fully implemented. There are now some who want to tear down these modern buildings, which have become significant in their own right (albeit with some structural and logisitcal issues).

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    • Well, aren’t you a wealth of information so early in the morning?! I guess we can all tell who at least one of the early-bird poll voters was . . . :-)

      It took me a while, but I’ve grown to really like those structures, but as you say, the dorms especially might end up with some structural problems, and I wonder how the occupants like them.

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  4. Sorry about the typos, it’s really dark at this hour in the morning. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I might say that maybe I didn’t put the typos in. Maybe someone was trying to prevent me from posting a comment. Maybe that someone is trying to make me look foolish.

    Then again, maybe I should just get up and turn the light on so that I can see the keyboard properly.

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  5. The CIC Historic Campus Architecture Project (HCAP) website says the “designer” is Josslyn and Taylor. It goes on to say:

    “Woodworth Chapel, named in honor of Frank P. Woodworth, who served the longest term as president of Tougaloo College (25 years), is individually eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance alone, being a fine example of Queen Anne style religious architecture. Facing the Mansion across the campus lawn, the Chapel’s two-story brick facade has two gabled porticoed entrances. Irregular decorative wooden shingles grace the front-facing gable and cover the side of the Chapel’s asymmetrically located bell tower. All of the first floor windows are arched and glazed with textured clear glass. Walker Frazier, head carpenter at the school, directed construction while students performed the majority of the labor. Most of the furniture for the church was made in the school’s carpentry shops as well. Mr. John Lee, class of 1904, made the pulpit, which is still in use today.”

    A photo caption by Blackhawk Images ( Shoots A Canon, Good Soldier on Flickr says:

    “It was restored and rededicated in 2002. In September 2004, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Tougaloo College the National Preservation Honor Award for the restoration of Woodworth Chapel. The restoration was also recognized by the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects who bestowed its Honor Award. Located in the heart of the campus beside Woodworth Chapel is the third anchor of the Historic District, Brownlee Gymnasium. Built in 1947, the building was named in honor of Dr. Fred L. Brownlee, former general secretary of the American Missionary Association. ”

    The architect for the restoration is WFT Architects – Jackson,
    Contractor: White Construction Company.

    It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  6. In September 2004, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Tougaloo College the National Preservation Honor Award for the restoration of Woodworth Chapel. The restoration was also recognized by the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects who bestowed its Honor Award.

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  7. Darn, I didn’t read that Carunzel had beat me to Flickr! Grr Argh!

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  8. Its a nice old church.

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