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Mary Church Terrell House

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Built  1899
Designated NHL  May 15, 1975
Architectural style  Victorian architecture
NRHP Reference #  75002055
Opened  1899
Added to NRHP  15 May 1975
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Location  326 T St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Similar  Gen Oliver Otis Howard, Carter G Woodson House, M Street High School, Mary McLeod Bethune, Decatur House

Mary Church Terrell House was a home of civil rights leader Mary Church Terrell in Washington, D.C.. Terrell was the first black woman to serve on an American school board, in 1896. She led the fight to integrate eating places in Washington, D.C., at age 86.

Her home in the LeDroit Park section of Washington, DC was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. The building is a contributing property in the LeDroit Park Historic District. While the home looks as if an adjoining house was once adjacent to it, no house was ever constructed next to it. Her house was built to allow this but it never occurred.


Since the house has been unoccupied for a number of years, the condition was degrading and apparent to even a casual observer. In the summer of 2008 a restoration was started primarily supported in by a grant from the National Park Service Save America's Treasures program. Additional support include: Howard University, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, DC Office of Planning and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Based on outside observation, it appears the brick work was repaired and re-pointing, major structural problems on outside porches, windows support and trim were fixed, the roof was repaired and the windows were covered properly using plywood. Since this was finished in the Summer of 2009, no more work appears to have been done.


Mary Church Terrell House Wikipedia

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