Mizell Bridge, Mizell Drive, and Mizell Memorial Stairway

Campus: Druid Hills in Atlanta

Namesake: Robert C. Mizell 1911C

Date: 1957

Purpose: Campus bridge, road, and stairway

Robert C. Mizell served Emory for 20 years in various capacities, including trustee and the university's first full-time director of development. He oversaw planning of Emory's Centennial celebration in 1936 and created the blueprint for what is now the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE).

His sudden death in 1955 prompted memorial tributes including:

  • Mizell Bridge, which spans Baker Woodland behind the Michael C. Carlos Museum and connects South Kilgo Circle and Fishburne Drive
  • Mizell Drive, the bridge road
  • Mizell Memorial Stairway, in its day a grand marble staircase leading from the bridge to the Quadrangle. It was displaced by the Carlos Museum in 1993, and the memorial plaque is embedded in the wall of the museum at the top of the stairs leading from Kilgo Circle to the Quad.