Duke University East Campus

This statue of Washington Duke sits at the entrance to Duke University’s East Campus.  Now housing all first-year students, the original campus was constructed in the late-nineteenth century when Trinity College was moved from Trinity, NC to Durham, NC.

Behind the statue of Mr. Duke, you can see another iconic feature of Duke’s campus, the Baldwin Auditorium.  This performance hall was designed by African-American architect Julian Abele, who later designed Duke’s West Campus, including Duke Chapel.

The next time you’re on campus, be sure to plan a walk through East Campus.  It has a quiet beauty and charm unique to itself.