Swayne Hall at Talladega College

Swayne Hall is the oldest structure on the campus of Talladega College in Talladega. Completed in 1857 with the use of slave labor, the building originally housed a Baptist academy. Following the Civil War the Freedmen's Bureau purchased the hall and it is named for Gen. Wager Swayne, the bureau's assistant commissioner at the time.

Courtesy of Talladega College