Scurlock Studio Site

Scurlock Studio Site (HM21W3)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.013', W 77° 1.454'

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900 U Street, NW

—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

Addison Scurlock (1883-1964) was the photographer of black Washington, specializing in dignified portraiture. In 1911 he opened a studio at 900 U Street (just west of the building of that address erected in 1999). The Scurlock Studio photographed most local and national leaders of the day, and weddings, school groups, social clubs, and businesses. It made portraits for Washingtonians of all social classes, and served as Howard University's official photographer. Scurlock's sons Robert and George joined the business in the 1930s, adding photo┬şjournalism to its services. In 1948 they opened the Capital School of Photography, training dozens of professional photographers. The studio closed in 1994.
HM NumberHM21W3
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324505 N 4309500
Decimal Degrees38.91688333, -77.02423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.013', W 77° 1.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 0.77999999999989" N, 77° 1' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 U St NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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