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Carter G Woodson Home Facade

Historic American Building SurveyData compiled after 1933.

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Carter G Woodson House - Library of Congress
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1. GENERAL VIEW OF BLOCK - Carter G. Woodson House, 1538 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
2. MAIN FACADE - Carter G. Woodson House, 1538 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
3. DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, ENTRANCEWAY - Carter G. Woodson House, 1538 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Title
Carter G. Woodson House, 1538 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Other Title
Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Historic American Buildings Survey
Historic American Buildings Survey
Arzola, Robert R, project manager
National Capital Regional Office, sponsor
Denver Service Center, sponsor
National Capital Parks - East, sponsor
Byer Blinder Belle, Architects and Planners, architect
Beyer Blinder Belle, Architect and Planners, Principle Investigator
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
- African Americans
- houses
- Italianate architectural elements
- row houses
- brick
- publishing industry
- people associated with education & communication
- education
- 3 stories
- Victorian architectural elements
- flat roofs
- cornices
- stonework (marble)
- District Of Columbia -- District Of Columbia -- Washington
Latitude / Longitude
38.91082,-77.024207
Notes
- Significance: The house at No. 1538 Ninth Street NW was the home, office, and workplace of Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950)�the "Father of Black History"�for nearly three decades during the most significant years of his life as a pioneering historian of African-American social and cultural history. He not only researched and wrote numerous books while resident in the house, but also used it as the headquarters of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and the organization's related journals, the Journal of Negro History (now the Journal of African American History) and the Negro History Bulletin (now the Black History Bulletin). Dr. Woodson also operated Associated Publishers, Inc., out of the house, an independent commercial publishing house for books on African-American topics. The contributions that Dr. Woodson made in raising the profile of African-American history in the United States were unprecedented for their qualitative and quantitative breadth. In addition to situating African-American history as an integral part of American history and life, he was an early adopter of a multidisciplinary outlook in historical research and writing that foreshadowed significant changes to the field later in the twentieth century.
- Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1958
- Survey number: HABS DC-369
- Building/structure dates: ca. 1872 Initial Construction
- Building/structure dates: 1880 Subsequent Work
- National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76002135
Medium
Photo(s): 21
Measured Drawing(s): 9
Data Page(s): 11
Photo Caption Page(s): 3
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS DC,WASH,545-
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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  • Title: Carter G Woodson Home Facade
  • Creator: Historic American Building Survey
  • Date Created: Data compiled after 1933.

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