Charles Richard Drew House

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Charles Richard Drew House
Charles Richard Drew House, September 2012
Charles Richard Drew House is located in District of Columbia
Charles Richard Drew House
Location 2505 1st Street, South, Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates 38°52′22″N 77°5′14″W / 38.87278°N 77.08722°W / 38.87278; -77.08722Coordinates: 38°52′22″N 77°5′14″W / 38.87278°N 77.08722°W / 38.87278; -77.08722
Built 1920
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76002095
VLR # 000-0016
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976[1]
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[2]
Designated VLR February 15, 1977[3]

Charles Richard Drew House was a home of Afro-American doctor Charles Richard Drew, whose leadership on stockpiling of blood plasma saved lives during World War II. It is located in Arlington, Virginia.

The house is primarily notable for its association with Dr. Drew from 1920 to 1939. It is a narrow two-story frame structure covered with wood clapboards and topped with a gabled roof. Originally a four-room house, the house was expanded with a two-room two-story addition during Drew's ownership. The house is arranged around a side stair hall, which is also the entry. From front to back the first floor comprises the living room, dining room and kitchen. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a den.[4]

The Drew House was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Charles Richard Drew House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  4. ^ a b Lynne Gomez Graves (February 2, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Charles Richard Drew House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 photos, exterior, from 1920 and 1976 PDF (32 KB)