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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/Hilyard Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard Robinson Marker
Inscription.

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.

Caption:
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
Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard Robinson Marker
NE, on the right when traveling west on Benning Road NE. 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 AmericansArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicPolitics
 
Langston Terrace Dwellings Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
3. Langston Terrace Dwellings Entrance Sign
Langston Dwellings

Langston Dwellings is Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
<i>The Progress of the Negro Race</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 19, 2018
4. The Progress of the Negro Race
Closeup of image on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
5. Closeup of image on the marker
Moving into the newly built (and not yet landscaped) Langston Terrace Dwellings, 1938.
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Plaque on the G Street side of the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
6. Plaque on the G Street side of the building
Langston

built by
the Federal Emergency
Administration of Public Works
and
the United States Housing Authority

Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States of America

Harold L. Ickes
Secretary of the Interior
and
Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works

Nathan Straus
Administrator of the
United States Housing Authority

Washington Housing Association
Advisory Committee

Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Honorary President
Anson Phleps Stokes, President
Marion Everett Glover, Vice President
J. Bernard Wyckoff, Treasurer
Florence D. Stewart, Secretary
Anne Archbold Mildred Bliss, Robert W. Brooks
James A. Cobb
Frederick A. Delano
Clarence Phelps Dodge
William J. Flather, Jr.
U.S. Grant 3rd.
Elizabeth Armstrong Hawes
Campbell C. Johnson
Joseph D. Kaufman
Leifur Magnusson
Laurence F. Schmeckebier
George N. Thompson
Joseph P. Tumulty

Associated Architects
Hilyard R. Robinson, Chief Architect
Irwin S. Porter
Paul R. Williams

Coath & Goss Incorporated, Contractor
1936 - 1938
Langston Plaque zoomed out image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
7. Langston Plaque zoomed out
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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