James Weldon Johnson Residence

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from James Weldon Johnson House)
Jump to: navigation, search
James Weldon Johnson Residence
187-west-135th.jpg
James Weldon Johnson Residence is located in New York City
James Weldon Johnson Residence
Location 187 W. 135th St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°48′55″N 73°56′35″W / 40.81528°N 73.94306°W / 40.81528; -73.94306Coordinates: 40°48′55″N 73°56′35″W / 40.81528°N 73.94306°W / 40.81528; -73.94306
Area less than one acre
Built 1925
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76001241[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976[1]
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[2]

The James Weldon Johnson Residence located at 187 West 135th Street, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, is where James Weldon Johnson lived from 1925 until his death in 1938. In addition to being a composer, song writer, and author, he was an outspoken advocate for civil rights, working in various roles at the NAACP, including General Secretary.[3]

The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "James Weldon Johnson Residence". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ a b ["James Weldon Johnson Residence", February 3, 1976, by Lynne Gomez Graves PDF (363 KB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1976-02-03. 
  4. ^ [James Weldon Johnson Residence--Accompanying photo, exterior, from 1976. PDF (649 KB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1976-02-03. 

External links[edit]