Merriweather Home for Children

Merriweather Home for Children (HM1L9Z)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.449', W 77° 1.424'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, D.C.

— 733 Euclid Street, NW —

The National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children was established by an 1863 Act of Congress. Elizabeth Keckley (ca. 1818-1907), former slave and seam­stress for Mary Todd Lincoln, was a founding member and spent her last days at the association's home. After Congress withdrew its support for the home in 1892, Mary Robinson Meriwether, a teacher at the Preparatory High School for Negro Youth, saved the facility. In 1930 it moved to this location and shifted its focus to children only. The name eventually changed to the Meriwether Home for Children. (The spelling has evolved to Merriweather.) The home was succeeded by the Key Day Care Center (1975-1998).
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HM NumberHM1L9Z
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Placed ByCultural Heritage DC
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Date Added Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324566 N 4310306
Decimal Degrees38.92415000, -77.02373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.449', W 77° 1.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 26.94" N, 77° 1' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 733 Euclid St NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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