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Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Howard Hall

African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C.

 
 
Howard Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
1. Howard Hall Marker
Inscription.

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.
Howard Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
2. Howard Hall Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Howard University Gallery of Art (about 600 feet away); Beyond the Basics (about 600 feet away); Cleaning Up Cowtown (about 700 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 AmericansEducation
 
The home of General O.O. Howard, 1872. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
3. The home of General O.O. Howard, 1872.
Close-up of photo on marker
Howard University Archives
Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
4. Howard Hall
Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
5. Howard Hall
Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
6. Howard Hall
General Oliver O. Howard<br>Founder image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
7. General Oliver O. Howard
Founder
A brick in the Founder's Walk just south of Howard Hall
Plaque on the front wall of Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
8. Plaque on the front wall of Howard Hall
Residence of
General Oliver O. Howard
Founder of
Howard University
1869-1874
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
9. National Register Plaque
General Oliver Otis Howard
House
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

1975
National Park Service
United States Department of Interior
33 Oliver Otis Howard Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
10. 33 Oliver Otis Howard Hall
Building 33 sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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