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Adams Morgan in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Calvin T.S. Brent Residence

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

— 1700 V Street, NW —

 
Calvin T.S. Brent Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 3, 2019
1. Calvin T.S. Brent Residence Marker
Inscription.  Calvin T.S. Brent (1854-1899), believed to be Washington's first African American architect, lived here briefly in the early 1890s. (His other residences have been demolished.) Brent began practicing in 1875 and after a two-year apprenticeship and is credited with more than 100 projects as architect or architect/builder in all four quadrants of the city. These include Fourth Baptist (later Metropolitan Baptist) Church, 1225 R Street (demolished); Mount Jezreel Baptist Church, 501 E Street, SE; Third Baptist Church, 1546 Fifth Street, NW; Mount Zion Baptist parsonage, 2902 O Street, NW; and houses at 1737 S and 1704 V Streets, NW.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 38° 55.078′ N, 77° 2.315′ W. Marker is in Adams Morgan in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 17th Street
1700 V Street, NW from the east side image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 3, 2019
2. 1700 V Street, NW from the east side
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Northwest south of V Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 V Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. You are in the "Strivers' Section" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Prestige Address (about 700 feet away); Mrs. Henderson's Legacy (about 700 feet away); A Gathering Place for Washingtonians (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building a Better Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Todd Duncan Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Urban Renewal Era (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adams Morgan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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