Duke University

Ken Friedlein
& John Pearce

Second Edition
Paperback $34.95
192 pages

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Duke University was founded in 1924 and endowed by James Buchanan Duke, a tobacco manufacturer. Duke became a great university in no small part because it looked like a great university. The soaring, medieval-style Gothic buildings were created by the Philadelphia architectural firm of Horace Trumbauer, and designed primarily by Julian F. Abele, the first African American to study at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The revered Olmsted Brothers developed the unified landscape plan.