Todd Duncan Residence Historical

Todd Duncan Residence Historical (HM1UE6)

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

N 38° 54.931', W 77° 2.212'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

1600 T Street, NWInternationally renowned baritone Todd Duncan (1903-1998) lived here from about 1935 until about 1960. Duncan originated the role of Porgy in George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess on Broadway. He later refused to perform the role at DC's segregated National Theatre until the venue changed its policy for the production's brief run in 1935. With a singing style described by critics as both sweet and aristocratic, Duncan also enjoyed a successful career as a concert singer, performing in more than 50 countries. He taught voice at Howard University and later in his basement studio here.Caption:Todd DuncanScurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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HM NumberHM1UE6
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323406 N 4309373
Decimal Degrees38.91551667, -77.03686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.931', W 77° 2.212'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 55.86" N, 77° 2' 12.72" 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 1600 T St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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