Blanche K. Bruce House

909 M St., NW, Washington, District of Columbia

Photos 

SOUTH FRONT

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Home of Blanche K. Bruce (1854-1898), the first black man to serve a full term as a United States Senator. A former slave, Bruce represented Mississippi from 1875-1881. After his term, Bruce remained in the District, serving as Recorder of Deeds and Register of the Treasury. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-370)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
75002046
NR name
Bruce, Blanche K., House
Architectural style
Victorian: Second Empire
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
1875-1899
Significant years
1875; 1881

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc
  • May 12, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER