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Howard Hall

African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C.

 

607 Howard Place, NW

 
Howard Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
1. Howard Hall Marker
Inscription.  Howard Hall was completed in 1869 as the home of white Civil War General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), for whom Howard University was named. As commissioner of the Bureau of Refuges, Freedman and Abandoned Lands (Freedman's Bureau), General Howard led efforts to provide land, education, and legal rights to the formerly enslaved. He was a founder of the university, and its president from 1869 to 1874. After his death, the university purchased the property, using it for the School of Music and other purposes. Restored in 1998, the Second Empire style Howard Hall is the oldest building on the campus. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

[Image caption:]
The home of General O.O. Howard, 1872.
Howard University Archives, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.373′ N, 77° 1.311′ 
Howard Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
2. Howard Hall Marker
W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29) north of Howard Place Northwest, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the left (west) side of the front of door of Howard Hall on the Howard University Campus. The building but not the marker is visible from Georgia Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Howard Place Northwest, Washington DC 20059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Oliver O. Howard (here, next to this marker); Teachers and Preachers (within shouting distance of this marker); "Strike!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miner Teachers College (about 300 feet away); Andrew F. Hilyer Residence Site (about 500 feet away); Day of Honor 2000 (about 500 feet away); Tau Beta Pi (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Otis Howard House. National Register Nomination Form. NPS (Submitted on May 22, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. HBCUs
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
The home of General O.O. Howard, 1872. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
3. The home of General O.O. Howard, 1872.
Close-up of photo on marker
Howard University Archives
Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
4. Howard Hall
Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
5. Howard Hall
Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
6. Howard Hall
General Oliver O. Howard<br>Founder image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
7. General Oliver O. Howard
Founder
A brick in the Founder's Walk just south of Howard Hall
Plaque on the front wall of Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
8. Plaque on the front wall of Howard Hall
Residence of
General Oliver O. Howard
Founder of
Howard University
1869-1874
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
9. National Register Plaque
General Oliver Otis Howard
House
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

1975
National Park Service
United States Department of Interior
33 Oliver Otis Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
10. 33 Oliver Otis Howard Hall
Building 33 sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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