Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C.
607 Howard Place, NW
Howard Hall was completed in 1869 as the home of white Civil War General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), for whom Howard University was named. As commissioner of the Bureau of Refuges, Freedman and Abandoned Lands (Freedman's Bureau), General Howard led efforts to provide land, education, and legal rights to the formerly enslaved. He was a founder of the university, and its president from 1869 to 1874. After his death, the university purchased the property, using it for the School of Music and other purposes. Restored in 1998, the Second Empire style Howard Hall is the oldest building on the campus. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.373′ N, 77° 1.311′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is on the left (west) side of the front of door of Howard Hall on the Howard University Campus. The building but not the marker is visible from Georgia Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20059, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. General Oliver O. Howard (here, next to this marker); Teachers and Preachers (within shouting distance of this marker); "Strike!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miner Teachers College (about 300 feet away); Andrew F. Hilyer Residence Site (about 500 feet away); Day of Honor 2000 (about 500 feet away); Tau Beta Pi (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
Also see . . . Oliver Otis Howard House. National Register Nomination Form. NPS (Submitted on May 22, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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