“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Ralph Bunche Home

Ralph Bunche Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Ralph Bunche Home Marker
Inscription.  First African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Built 1908. Declared 1976, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 159, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.
Erected 1976 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 159.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansPeaceWars, Non-US. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 34° 0.62′ N, 118° 15.225′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on 40th Place 0.2 miles east of Central Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1221 E 40th Pl, Los Angeles CA 90011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Downbeat Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Apex / Club Alabam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jack’s Chicken Basket (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fire Station 30 (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Battle of La Mesa
Ralph Bunche Home image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Ralph Bunche Home
The marker is to the left of the door.
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); La Mesa Battlefield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Palm Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); F-104 Starfighter (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Ralph Bunche Home. Built in 1908, this was the childhood home of Dr. Ralph Bunche. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Dr. Bunche in 1950 for his courageous negotiation of the peaceful ending to the first Arab-Israeli War.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Jun. 19, 2021