Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Council of Negro Women
633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
Caption under photo: Mary McLeod Bethune, right, with Dorothy Height who became the organization's director in 1957.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 53.601′ N, 77° 1.288′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW just east of 7th Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); National Intelligencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Space: Yesterday’s Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); General Winfield Scott Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker); Ceremony at the Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); 601 Pennsylvania Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); America's Main Street (about 400 feet away); Protecting Consumers and Competition (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
Also see . . . National Council of Negro Women. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
1. 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Designed by the prominent Washington architect Alfred Mullet as a hotel and erected during the Civil War, the building, now headquarters for the National Council of Negro Women (the NCNW), subsequently housed a bank, various offices and stores. In the 1980s, it was renovated as part of the rejuvenation of
— Submitted July 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,665 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.