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Blanche K. Bruce House

 
 
Blanche K. Bruce House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2016
1. Blanche K. Bruce House Marker
Inscription.  
Blanche K. Bruce House
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
1977
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1977 by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 38° 54.344′ N, 77° 1.467′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on M Street Northwest west of 9th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east. The marker is low on the left mounted on to a fence in front of the residence. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 M 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. Power Brokers (within shouting distance of this marker); Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (about 800 feet
Blanche K. Bruce House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2016
2. Blanche K. Bruce House Marker
The marker is to the left of the fence in front of the residence.
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away, measured in a direct line); Immaculate Conception Catholic School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrison-Clark Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roots of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral / Remembering "the Village" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seventh Street Develops (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Place to Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); For the Working People (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Blanche Bruce at Wikipedia. Blanche Kelso Bruce (March 1, 1841 – March 17, 1898) was a U.S. politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1875 to 1881; he was the first elected black senator to serve a full term. (Submitted on October 27, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.) 
 
Blanche K. Bruce House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2016
3. Blanche K. Bruce House Marker
Blanche K. Bruce House Marker image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1975
4. Blanche K. Bruce House Marker
Hon. B. K. Bruce image. Click for full size.
J. W. Cromwell & Co. (courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1884
5. Hon. B. K. Bruce
Eminent Colored Men of Mississippi
© J. W. Cromwell & Co. 1884
Blanche K. Bruce’s Headstone<br>in Woodlawn Cemetery<br>Benning Ridge, SE Washington image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2019
6. Blanche K. Bruce’s Headstone
in Woodlawn Cemetery
Benning Ridge, SE Washington

BKB
Blanche K. Bruce,

1841⎯⎯ 1898.
Husband⎯⎯ Father.
He Was True to Every Trust.
<i>BKB</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2019
7. BKB
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on May 4, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on May 29, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Jan. 27, 2023