Langston Hughes House

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Langston Hughes House
Langston Hughes House, March 2009
Langston Hughes House is located in New York City
Langston Hughes House
Location 20 E. 127th St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°48′26″N 73°56′27″W / 40.80722°N 73.94083°W / 40.80722; -73.94083Coordinates: 40°48′26″N 73°56′27″W / 40.80722°N 73.94083°W / 40.80722; -73.94083
Area less than one acre
Built 1869
Architect Wilson, Alexander
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP October 29, 1982

Langston Hughes House is a historic home located in Harlem, New York, New York. It is an Italianate style dwelling built in 1869. It is a three story with basement, rowhouse faced in brownstone and measuring 20 feet wide and 45 feet deep. Noted African American poet and author Langston Hughes (1902-1967) occupied the top floor as his workroom from 1947 to 1967.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Marjorie Pearson and Anne B. Covell (June 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Langston Hughes House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-19.  See also: "Accompanying photo".