Ida B. Wells-Barnett House

3624 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, Illinois

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Description 

From 1919 to 1929, this three story brick building was the home of Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), African-American teacher, journalist, and civil rights advocate. Almost single-handedly, Wells began the fight to awaken the world's conscience to the realities of lynching; in addition, she crusaded for the rights of Black women. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974
Reference number
74000757
NR name
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., House
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government; Communications; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1919; 1929