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Charles Drew House

 
 
Charles Drew House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
1. Charles Drew House Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Charles R. Drew lived in this house from 1920 to 1939. His groundbreaking research led to the modern-day blood bank and proved that blood plasma could be used in place of whole blood transfusions. He served as director of the Red Cross Blood Bank and headed the Surgery Department at Howard University. Among his distinctions, Columbia University awarded Dr. Drew the first Doctor of Science degree in Surgery given to an African American. The Charles Drew House is a National Historic Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2003 by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.36′ N, 77° 5.221′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street South and South Cleveland Street, on the left when traveling east on 1st Street South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2505 1st Street South, Arlington VA 22204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Charles Drew House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
2. Charles Drew House Marker
. Fort Craig (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Tillinghast (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Arlington Radio Towers (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orville Wright’s First Virginia Flight (approx. 0.6 miles away); World’s First Public Passenger Flight (approx. 0.6 miles away); Argonne Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationScience & Medicine
 
The Charles Drew House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
3. The Charles Drew House
Virginia Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark plaques on the house image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
4. Virginia Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark plaques on the house
Charles R. Drew image. Click for full size.
By Betsy Graves Reyneau (image courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, gift of Harmon Foundation), 1953
5. Charles R. Drew
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on June 7, 2019.
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