Rev. M.L. Latta House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rev. M.L. Latta House
Rev. M.L. Latta House is located in North Carolina
Rev. M.L. Latta House
Location Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°47′52.89″N 78°39′47.1″W / 35.7980250°N 78.663083°W / 35.7980250; -78.663083Coordinates: 35°47′52.89″N 78°39′47.1″W / 35.7980250°N 78.663083°W / 35.7980250; -78.663083
Architectural style Queen Anne, Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Oberlin, North Carolina MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 16, 2002

The Rev. M.L. Latta House was a historic home located in the Oberlin neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was the last remaining building from Latta University, a trade school for African-Americans that operated from 1892 until 1920.[2] The house was named after Morgan London Latta, a former slave who graduated from Shaw University after the Civil War. He founded Latta University to educate freedmen and orphans in Raleigh's African-American community and built the campus next to his house.[3] The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Raleigh Historic Landmark. On January 8, 2007, a fire destroyed the home, leaving only the manmade brick foundation.[4] [5] Before the fire, plans had been made by The Latta House Foundation to turn the home into a cultural center.[6] After the fire, the property owner gave the land to the city of Raleigh for use as a park.[7]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ ""African American History"". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  3. ^ Wallace, Kamal (1998-06-29). ""Remnant of Raleigh's Past to Benefit From Today's Music"". The News & Observer. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  4. ^ Lamb, Amanda (2007-01-08). ""Fire Ravages Historic Latta House"". WRAL-TV. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 
  5. ^ McDonald, Thomasi (2007-01-07). ""Fire Destroys Latta House"". The News & Observer. Retrieved 2008-03-29. [dead link]
  6. ^ ""Fire Destroys Latta House"". WTVD. 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 
  7. ^ Locke, Mandy (2008-03-09). ""Progress Eats Into History"". The News & Observer. Retrieved 2008-03-29. [dead link]

External links[edit]