1708 S Street, NW
— African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C. —Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was founded at Indiana University in 1911. The ten founders determined from the start that membership would be based solely on achievement. In 1949 the fraternity's Washington Alumni Chapter worked with undergraduate chapters at Howard University and Miner Teachers College to purchase this Georgian style former residence designed by Washington architect Leon E. Dessez. "Kappa Kastle" became a popular center of social activity, activism, and philanthropy for African Americans, especially during the era of racial segregation. Members of the Washington Alumni Chapter have led the way in politics, civil rights, education, medicine, the arts, and other fields.
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|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323219 N 4309213|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91403333, -77.03898333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.842', W 77° 2.339'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 50.52" N, 77° 2' 20.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1706 S St NW, Washington DC 20009, US|
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