Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Ralph Bunche Home
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.
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 a peaceful ending to the first Arab-Israeli War.
Erected 1976 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 159.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Peace • Wars, 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 walking distance of this marker. The Elks Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Downbeat ClubDunbar Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Apex / Club Alabam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jack’s Chicken Basket (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Los Angeles Sentinel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Ralph Bunche Home. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 2. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.