DC Recorder of Deeds Building/WPA Era Murals

DC Recorder of Deeds Building/WPA Era Murals (HMJRQ)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.693', W 77° 1.165'

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515 D Street, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

DC's Art Deco/Art Moderne Recorder of Deeds Building (1941) houses city land records. Many notable African Americans have served as recorders of deeds since President Garfield appointed Frederick Douglass to the post in 1881. These include Branche K. Bruce, the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate. Artwork inside includes portraits of recorders of deeds. Selma Burke's bronze relief of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a statue of a young Abraham Lincoln, and seven murals exploring "the contributions of the Negro to the American Nation," such as the 54th Massachusetts, astronomer Benjamin Banneker, and explorer Matthew A. Henson.

Detail, Shaw at Fort Wagner, mural by Carlos Lopez (Courtesy, Recorder of Deeds Building)

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HM NumberHMJRQ
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324868 N 4307050
Decimal Degrees38.89488333, -77.01941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.693', W 77° 1.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 41.58" N, 77° 1' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 515 D St NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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