Charlotte Forten Grimke House

1608 R St., NW., Washington, District of Columbia

Photo 

EAST SIDE AND NORTH FRONT

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 

Description 

Home of Grimke (1838-1914), a pioneer black female educator, feminist, abolitionist and writer. Noted for her work with ex-slaves in the Union occupied Sea Islands of Georgia. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-366)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1976
Reference number
76002129
NR name
Grimke, Charlotte Forten, House
Architectural style
Other architectural type; English Regency
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Literature; Education; 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; 1886

Update Log 

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

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