Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Andrew F. Hilyer Residence Site
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
2352 Sixth Street, NW
Andrew F. Hilyer (1858-1925) fought racism and promoted the "moral, material, and financial interests" of African Americans through the Union League of the District of Columbia, which he co-founded in 1892. Hilyer's Union League Directory cataloged black businesses, organizations, and churches, and included biographies of their leaders. He also published A Historical, Biographical and Statistical Study of Colored Washington. Born enslaved in Georgia, Hilyer earned two law degrees from Howard University in 1884 and 1885 worked as a clerk in the Treasury Department, and became a successful real estate investor and inventor, receiving patents for home heating devices. His rowhouse once stood at this spot.
Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Andrew F. Hilyer
Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Howard University
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.306′ N, 77° 1.263′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2352 6th Street NW, Washington DC 20059, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tau Beta Pi (a few steps from this marker); "Strike!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard University (within shouting distance of this marker); Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (within shouting distance of this marker); Day of Honor 2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); Will Marion Cook Family Residence Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Phi Beta Sigma (within shouting distance of this marker); Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
Also see . . . Andrew F. Hilyer Residence Site, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Communications • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.