Blanche K. Bruce and Josephine Beall Willson Bruce Residence

Blanche K. Bruce and Josephine Beall Willson Bruce Residence (HM28TC)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.752', W 77° 2.752'

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2010 R Street, Northwest

—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898) and his wife Josephine Beall Willson Bruce (1853-1923), leaders of Washington's "aristocrats of color," lived here from 1890 to 1898. Born in Virginia, Blanche escaped slavery during the Civil War, attended Oberlin College, and became the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate (1874 — 1880), representing Mississippi. Later he was appointed DC recorder of deeds and register of the U.S. Treasury. Josephine helped found the National Association of Colored Women and the Book Lovers Club, which organized the city's first YWCA. After Blanche's death she served as lady principal of Tuskegee Institute.
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HM NumberHM28TC
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322618 N 4309060
Decimal Degrees38.91253333, -77.04586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.752', W 77° 2.752'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 45.12" N, 77° 2' 45.12" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2010 R St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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