Carver Langston in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard Robinson
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—21st Street and Benning Road, NE —
Langston Terrace Dwellings, opened in 1938, was the first federally funded public housing project in Washington and among the first in the nation. It honors John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), abolitionist, founder of Howard University Law School, and U.S. congressman from Virginia. Langston architect Hilyard Robinson, a native Washingtonian, designed city housing and various buildings for Howard University, where he taught briefly. Langston Terrace is known for artwork that decorates the fine International style buildings. "The Progress of the Negro Race," a terra cotta frieze by Daniel Olney, lines the central courtyard and chronicles African American history from enslavement through World War I migration.
Moving into the newly built (and not yet landscaped) Langston Terrace Dwellings, 1938.
Moorland-Spingarn 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° 53.919′ N, 76° 58.446′ W. Marker is in Carver Langston, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Benning Road NE and 21st Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2101 G Street NE, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Langston Golf Course and Driving Range (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clark Calvin Griffith (approx. 0.4 miles away); The City Woman (approx. half a mile away); The Hub (approx. half a mile away); Untitled (approx. 0.6 miles away); F-16 Fighting Falcon (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Preston Marshall (approx. 0.7 miles away); UH-IV Iroquois (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard Robinson, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Politics •
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