Armstrong Manual Training School

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Armstrong Manual Training School
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Armstrong Manual Training School is located in Washington, D.C.
Armstrong Manual Training School
Location 1st and P Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′32″N 77°0′49″W / 38.90889°N 77.01361°W / 38.90889; -77.01361Coordinates: 38°54′32″N 77°0′49″W / 38.90889°N 77.01361°W / 38.90889; -77.01361
Area less than one acre
Built 1902
Architect Waddy B. Wood
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Governing body District of Columbia Public Schools
NRHP Reference # 96000893 [1]
Added to NRHP August 16, 1996 [2]

The Armstrong Manual Training School, also known as the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Technical High School, is a historic school, located at 1st Street and P Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Truxton Circle neighborhood.[3]


It was designed by local architect Waddy B. Wood in 1902. The Renaissance Revival building was one of two segregated manual training schools constructed for the city's African-American youth.[4] It was named for Samuel C. Armstrong.[5] It was dedicated by Booker T. Washington, on October 24, 1902.[6]

The building served as Veterans High School, between 1958 and 1964. Since 1964, it has served as the Armstrong Adult Education Center.[4] The school was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.



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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
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  6. ^ Louis R. Harlan, Raymond Smock, ed. (1972). "A Dedication Speech at Armstrong Manual Training School". The Booker T. Washington Papers: 1901-2 6. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-00650-0. 
  7. ^ "Young Colored Radio Expert Gets Second Commercial Operator's License". The New York Age. 18 July 1925. Retrieved 30 December 1925.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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