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Frederick Douglass House, 1411 W Street, Southeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
Southeast, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-97
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-22).
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1889 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1917 subsequent work
See also HALS DC-2 and HALS DC-3 for related documentation.

Significance: The house was the residence of the Marshal and Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia, Minister to Haiti and runaway slave, Fredrick Douglass. The structure is an example of a mid-19th Century farm residence.

Subjects
African Americans
Brick Buildings
Houses


Related Names
Douglass, Frederick
Van Hook, John
National Association Of Colored Women's Clubs
Frederick Douglass Memorial & Historical Associati


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 EAST VIEW ca. 1894- 1900
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 FRONT ELEVATION Northeast
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 REAR WING Southeast
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 DETAIL OF THE BAYS East Side
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 NORTH VIEW ca. 1887
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 FRONT DOOR DETAIL
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 WINDOW DETAIL
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 PORCH DETAIL
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Russell Jones, Photographer June 1963 2nd FLOOR BAY DETAIL South
10. INTERIOR, DURING RESTORATION
11. INTERIOR, STAIRWAY, FIRST FLOOR, DURING RESTORATION


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