Howard Hall

Howard Hall (HM18OK)

Location: Washington, DC 20059
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.373', W 77° 1.311'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C.

607 Howard Place, NW

Howard Hall was completed in 1869 as the home of white Civil War General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), for whom Howard University was named. As commissioner of the Bureau of Refuges, Freedman and Abandoned Lands (Freedman's Bureau), General Howard led efforts to provide land, education, and legal rights to the formerly enslaved. He was a founder of the university, and its president from 1869 to 1874. After his death, the university purchased the property, using it for the School of Music and other purposes. Restored in 1998, the Second Empire style Howard Hall is the oldest building on the campus. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
HM NumberHM18OK
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324726 N 4310162
Decimal Degrees38.92288333, -77.02185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.373', W 77° 1.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 22.38" N, 77° 1' 18.66" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 607 Howard Pl NW, Washington DC 20059, US
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