Historic Kappa House

Historic Kappa House (HM1RBB)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.842', W 77° 2.339'

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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.
Caption:In 1958 past and current Washington Polemachs (leaders) posed at Kappa House. From left, standing: Dr. Samuel L. Bullock, James M. Coggs, Julian Dugas, Dr. Paul P. Cooke, Dr. W. Henry "Stud" Greene. From left, seated, C.K. Brown, Robert Thompson, George E.C. Hayes, James E. Scott, Judge Armond Scott, and Dr. Willisiton H. Lofton.Collection of Dr. Paul P. Cooke
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HM NumberHM1RBB
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323219 N 4309213
Decimal Degrees38.91403333, -77.03898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.842', W 77° 2.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 50.52" N, 77° 2' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1706 S St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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