Henderson House

Henderson House (HM27X)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.852', W 77° 10.526'

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This colonial revival bungalow (part of 1724 1,279-acre Pearson Grant) bought by Dr. Edwin B. Henderson in 1913. Henderson's ancestors include Powhattan Chief Mimetou. In 1904 he was first African-American certified to teach physical education; 1920-1954 director of P.E. in D.C. segregated schools. Long active as organizer, coach, and official in New "Negro" leagues. Author in 1939 of "The Negro in Sports"; He also wrote over 3,000 letters to editors stressing need for equal opportunities. He and Mary Ellen, a primary school educator, were active civil rights advocates for over 50 years.
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HM NumberHM27X
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
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Placed ByCity of Falls Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311300 N 4305805
Decimal Degrees38.88086667, -77.17543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.852', W 77° 10.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 51.12" N, 77° 10' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 343-399 S Maple Ave, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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