Mary Ann Shadd Cary House

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
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Mary Ann Shadd Cary House is located in Washington, D.C.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
Location 1421 W Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates 38°55′10″N 77°2′8″W / 38.91944°N 77.03556°W / 38.91944; -77.03556Coordinates: 38°55′10″N 77°2′8″W / 38.91944°N 77.03556°W / 38.91944; -77.03556
Built 1881
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
Part of Greater U Street Historic District (#98001557)
NRHP Reference # 76002128
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 8, 1976[1]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[2]
Designated CP December 31, 1998[3]

The Mary Ann Shadd Cary House is a historic residence located at 1421 W Street, Northwest in Washington, D.C. From 1881 to 1885, it was the home of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, a writer and abolitionist who was one of the first African American female journalists in North America,[4] and who became one of the first black female lawyers after the American Civil War.[2][3]

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark on December 8, 1976 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also is a contributing property to the Greater U Street Historic District.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Mary Ann Shadd Cary House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved May 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "District of Columbia - Inventory of Historic Sites". District of Columbia: Office of Planning. Government of the District of Columbia. September 1, 2004. Retrieved July 21, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Lynne Gomez-Graves (1976 (?)). " National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Mary Ann Shadd Cary House  PDF ( 32 KB )". National Park Service.  Check date values in: |date= (help) and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1976  PDF ( 32 KB )