Charles Richard Drew House

2505 1st St., S., Arlington, Virginia

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Description 

From 1920 to 1939, this two story clapboard structure was the residence of Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950), the noted black physician and teacher, who is best remembered for his pioneer work in discovering the means to preserve blood plasma. Drew had the distinction of being the first African-American to receive the Doctor of Science in Medicine degree. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 11, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1976
Reference number
76002095
NR name
Drew, Charles Richard, House
Areas of significance
Health/Medicine; Ethnic Heritage - Black; 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
1920; 1939

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Street View" and Imported Photo

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