John Mercer Langston House

207 E. College St., Oberlin, Ohio

Photos 

John Mercer Langston House

1. VIEW OF NORTH (FRONT) FACADE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

John Mercer Langston, the first known black elected official in the United States and the first black member of Congress from Virginia, lived here from 1856-1867. It is the only remaining residence connected with him. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS OH-2226)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
75001464
NR name
Langston, John Mercer, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Late Gothic Revival
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1855; 1867

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