Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Ware Hall and Bumstead Hall Dormitories

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Institution Name: Clark Atlanta University
Original/Historic Place Name: Ware Hall and Bumstead Hall Dormitories
Location on Campus: James P. Brawly Dr.
Date(s) of Construction:
1931original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1931-present (2006)residence hall

Clark Atlanta University is part of a group of institutions that make up the Atlanta University Center historic district. Other educational institutions that are part of the district include Morris Brown College, Morehouse College, Selman College, the Interdenominational Center, and Atlanta University. Ware and Bumstead Hall are dormitories on Clark's campus. W.E.B. DUBois lived in one of the suites while teaching at Atlanta University; and on November 25, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his first major speech to African Americans while standing on the balcony.


Bacote, Clarence. The Story of Atlanta University: A Century of Service, 1865-1965. Atlanta, GA: Atlanta University [including Atlanta Clark University], 1969.


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