Dunbar Apartments, Matthew Henson Apartment, 246 West One-hundred-fiftieth Street, New York, New York County, NY
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246 West One-hundred-fiftieth Street, New York, NY
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NY-5697-A
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
National Register Number: 75001207
Significance: As trailblazer for the arctic expedition led by Robert E. Repry, black explorer Matthew A. Henson became the first known person to reach the North pole, April 6, 1909. Henson lived in apartment 3F of the Dunbar complex from 1929-1955.
DuBois, W. E. B.
Randolph, A. Philip
Robinson, Bill (Bojangles)
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. LIVING ROOM
2. LIVING ROOM, DOORWAY IN BACK WALL LEADS TO DINING ROOM
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6. DINING ROOM
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