duPont Manual High School Triblend T-Shirt

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Would you believe us if we told you we found this design in Alfred Victor DuPont's carriage house?

Didn't think so.

But Alfred du Pont was the guy who, in 1892, donated $150,000 to the board of Louisville Public Schools to establish a training school to teach young men industrial arts ("manual") skills that would fit them for their duties in life.

The Victorian building was built on the corner of Brook and Oak Streets by the firm of Clark and Loomis, the same firm that designed the Speed Art Museum and Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

After Manual moved out of the building, it was used as a Middle School until 1974 when it was converted to apartments.

Manual's classrooms and offices are currently located in three buildings spread over two city blocks. The main building was originally called Reuben Post Halleck Hall and was home to the Louisville Girls High School before it merged with Manual. The Gothic-style building was completed in 1934 at a cost of $1.1 million. The tract it was built on had previously been the site of the old Masonic Widows and Orphans Home which moved out on Frankfort Avenue.

All ye Crimson fans need to pick one of these up and take it home.

Please note: The red on red will be a very faint print so keep that in mind if you're going to order that particular one.

Oh -- and this is our favorite t-shirt feel of all! The tri-blend fabric creates a vintage, fitted look. And extreme durability makes this t-shirt withstand repeated washings and still remain super comfortable.

• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% combed ring-spun cotton/25% rayon)
• 40 singles thread weight
• Comfortable and durable
• Contemporary fit
• Lightweight

Size guide

Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30