Henson, Matthew, Residence

246 W. 150th St., Apt. 3F, New York, New York

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Dunbar Apartments, Matthew Henson Apartment

1. LIVING ROOM

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

On April 6, 1909, Mathew Henson, an African-American trailblazer on Robert Peary's expedition, became the first man known to reach the North Pole. On the trip, he saved Peary's life on several occasions, conversed with the Eskimo in their language, and made the sledges that carried the team to the pole. From1929 to 1955 Henson lived in the Dunbar Apartments. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 15, 1975

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
75001207
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Science; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Multiple dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant years
1928; 1955

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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