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U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scurlock Studio Site

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

— 900 U Street, NW —

 
Scurlock Studio Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2017
1. Scurlock Studio Site Marker
Inscription.  Addison Scurlock (1883-1964) was the photographer of black Washington, specializing in dignified portraiture. In 1911 he opened a studio at 900 U Street (just west of the building of that address erected in 1999). The Scurlock Studio photographed most local and national leaders of the day, and weddings, school groups, social clubs, and businesses. It made portraits for Washingtonians of all social classes, and served as Howard University's official photographer. Scurlock's sons Robert and George joined the business in the 1930s, adding photo­journalism to its services. In 1948 they opened the Capital School of Photography, training dozens of professional photographers. The studio closed in 1994.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.013′ N, 77° 1.448′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of U Street Northwest
Scurlock Studio Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 14, 2020
2. Scurlock Studio Site Marker
and 9th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on U Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 U Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Infantry / With Freedom Came Their Churches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools (about 300 feet away); Artillery / With Freedom Came Their Cultural Icons (about 300 feet away); Musicians / With Freedom Came Their Businesses (about 300 feet away); Pioneers / With Freedom Came Their Community (about 400 feet away); Sailors / With Freedom Came the Greater YOU (about 400 feet away); Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression/Harriet Gibbs-Marscall/Mary P. Burrill (about 500 feet away); Civil War Camp to Victorian Neighborhood (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
Scurlock Studio Site Marker (previous marker location) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2017
3. Scurlock Studio Site Marker (previous marker location)
At Nellie's Sports Bar
Addison Scurlock in his studio image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2017
4. Addison Scurlock in his studio
Close-up of photo on marker
Mural at the previous marker location image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 14, 2020
5. Mural at the previous marker location
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on October 23, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on February 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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