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The second "Herculean" task was excavation of the ridge for the foundation  of the west end of the Studies Building. Pickaxes, shovels, and wheelbarrows were the available tools.

Photographs courtesy North Carolina State Archives, Black Mountain College Papers and Black Mountain College Project, John Harvey Campbell, photographer


The Black Mountain College Project gratefully acknowledges a grant from the Graham Foundation
for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for a study of architecture at Black Mountain College.