Robeson, Paul, Home

555 Edgecombe Ave., New York, New York

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Residence (1939-41) of the famous African-American actor, singer, scholar, and athlete, who in the 1940s and 1950s suffered public condemnation for his political sympathies, but was widely acclaimed for his artistic talent. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 8, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1976
Reference number
76001248
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Beaux Arts
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Literature; Social History; Performing Arts
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Multiple dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1939; 1941