Walter T Bailey was born in Kewanee in 1882, graduated from Kewanee High School in 1900, and the University of Illinois in 1904. He was the first African American graduate of the U of I Architectural School. He went on to become an accomplished architect and educator at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee Alabama, (today it’s Tuskegee University).
Below are are three links to material about Walter Bailey and further below are photos related Walter.
Walter Bailey Biographical Clippings
Newspaper Clippings, mostly from the Star Courier
Old Newspaper Clippings related to Walter Bailey (will take a minute to load, 80 pages)
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