Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard Robinson

Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard Robinson (HM24QN)

Location: Washington, DC 20002
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.919', W 76° 58.446'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

—21st Street and Benning Road, NE —

Langston Terrace Dwellings, opened in 1938, was the first federally funded public housing project in Washington and among the first in the nation. It honors John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), abolitionist, founder of Howard University Law School, and U.S. congressman from Virginia. Langston architect Hilyard Robinson, a native Washingtonian, designed city housing and various buildings for Howard University, where he taught briefly. Langston Terrace is known for artwork that decorates the fine International style buildings. "The Progress of the Negro Race," a terra cotta frieze by Daniel Olney, lines the central courtyard and chronicles African American history from enslavement through World War I migration.

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Moving into the newly built (and not yet landscaped) Langston Terrace Dwellings, 1938.
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
HM NumberHM24QN
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328808 N 4307382
Decimal Degrees38.89865000, -76.97410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.919', W 76° 58.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 55.14" N, 76° 58' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-707 21st St NE, Washington DC 20002, US
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