After many years, it is now accepted that Julian Abele (1881-1950), an African American, was the chief designer of the Duke University campus. Abele was a highly educated architect in the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer. Common attribution honors his design of the Gothic West Campus, but this skilled architect also designed the Georgian style East Campus. In 2016, the Duke Board of Trustees named the central portion of the campus Abele Quad. This course will discuss Abele and his work by placing him in the context of his time, noting some of the racial challenges he faced, and will include a walking tour of the main quadrangle of the West Campus to observe his grand scheme for the new university and its fascinating details.