Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Founders Library and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
500 Howard Place, NW
Howard University Campus
Founders Library houses wide-ranging collections, the university's museum, and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, one of the world's largest repositories dedicated to the culture and history of people of African descent. Dedicated in 1939, the library was designed by university architect Albert I. Cassell (1895-1969). It is one of nine key buildings Cassell planned in 1930, along with the hilltop quadrangle. From 1866 to 1936, this site was occupied by the old Main Building, which for much of its history housed all of the university's operations. Founders Library succeeded the Carnegie Library, built in 1910 on the hilltop and now used for university offices.
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Studying at Founders Library
Howard University Archives
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Location. 38° 55.35′ N, 77° 1.179′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Howard Place NW east of 6th Street NW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Howard Place NW, Washington DC 20059, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Centennial Year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (within shouting distance of this marker); Day of Honor 2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortitude (within shouting distance of this marker); Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phi Beta Sigma (about 300 feet away); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (about 300 feet away); Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. (about 300 feet away); Howard University (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
Additional keywords. HBCU
Categories. • African Americans • Architecture • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 21, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.