Friendship Armstrong Academy

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Armstrong Manual Training School
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Friendship Armstrong Academy is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Friendship Armstrong Academy
Location 1400 First St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′32″N 77°0′49″W / 38.90889°N 77.01361°W / 38.90889; -77.01361Coordinates: 38°54′32″N 77°0′49″W / 38.90889°N 77.01361°W / 38.90889; -77.01361
Area less than one acre
Built 1902
Architect Waddy B. Wood
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference # 96000893 [1]
Added to NRHP August 16, 1996 [2]

Friendship Armstrong Academy is a public charter school located in the Truxton Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Historically a black school, it is housed in the former Armstrong Manual Training School, also known as the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Technical High School.

History[edit]

The building was designed by local architect Waddy B. Wood in 1902. The Renaissance Revival building was one of two segregated manual training schools constructed for the city's African-American youth.[3] It was named for Samuel C. Armstrong.[4] It was dedicated by Booker T. Washington, on October 24, 1902.[5]

The building served as Veterans High School, between 1958 and 1964. Since 1964, it has served as the Armstrong Adult Education Center.[3] The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. The Dorothy Height Charter School operated in the building until its charter was revoked in 2015.[6] It is currently functioning as an elementary public charter school under the name Friendship Armstrong Academy.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ http://landmarkhunter.com/135115-armstrong-manual-training-school/
  3. ^ a b c https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/96000893_text
  4. ^ a b c http://wdchumanities.org/bigreadexhibit/exhibits/show/dcsegregatedschools/ward-5/armstrong
  5. ^ Louis R. Harlan, Raymond Smock, eds. (1972). "A Dedication Speech at Armstrong Manual Training School". The Booker T. Washington Papers: 1901-2. 6. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-00650-0.
  6. ^ http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Dorothy-Height-Charter-School-Shutting-Down-292653401.html
  7. ^ "Young Colored Radio Expert Gets Second Commercial Operator's License". The New York Age. 18 July 1925. Retrieved 30 December 1925. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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