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Dunbar Apartments, Matthew Henson Apartment, 246 West One-hundred-fiftieth Street, New York, New York County, NY



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Item Title


Location
246 West One-hundred-fiftieth Street, New York, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Apartment Houses
Commercial Facilities


Related Names
Cullen, Countee
DuBois, W. E. B.
Randolph, A. Philip
Robinson, Bill (Bojangles)


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LIVING ROOM
2. LIVING ROOM, DOORWAY IN BACK WALL LEADS TO DINING ROOM
3. BEDROOM
4. BEDROOM
5. DINING ROOM
6. DINING ROOM
7. KITCHEN


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