Mary Ann Shadd Cary House

1421 W. St., NW, Washington, District of Columbia

Photo 

DETAIL OF IRON STAIR RAIL AND POST FROM FRONT STOOP

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Home, from 1881-1886, of Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893). Cary is an important figure in Afro-American history, being the first black newspaperwoman in North America, proponent of women's rights, abolitionist, lawyer, educator and writer. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-368)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1976
Reference number
76002128
NR name
Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, House
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Literature; Education; Law; 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
1881; 1885

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2012: Imported photo from HABS/HAER

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