Oscar Stanton De Priest House

4536--4538 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Chicago, Illinois



From 1929 until his death, this was the residence of Oscar Stanton DePriest (1871-1951), the first black American to be elected to the House of Representatives from a northern State (1928). A Republican, DePriest lost his seat in 1934 to the first black Democrat to be elected to the U.S. Congress. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 15, 1975

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
NR name
De Priest, Oscar Stanton, House
Areas of significance
Commerce; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Multiple dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant years
1929; 1951