Blanche K. Bruce House

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Blanche K. Bruce House
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Blanche K. Bruce House is located in Washington, D.C.
Blanche K. Bruce House
Location 909 M St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′21″N 77°1′29″W / 38.90583°N 77.02472°W / 38.90583; -77.02472Coordinates: 38°54′21″N 77°1′29″W / 38.90583°N 77.02472°W / 38.90583; -77.02472
Built 1875
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP Reference # 75002046
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 15, 1975[1]
Designated NHL May 15, 1975[2]

The Blanche K. Bruce House is a historic house in Washington, D.C.. It was a home of slave-born Blanche K. Bruce (1 March 1841 – 17 March 1898), who represented Mississippi as a U.S. Senator from 1875 to 1881 and was the first African-American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate.[2]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.[2][3] The building includes seven bedrooms and four bathrooms and was assessed at $1,383,450 in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Blanche K. Bruce House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ Marcia M. Greenlee (July 2, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Blanche K. Bruce House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying one photo, exterior, from 1974 (32 KB)
  4. ^ " Property Information". 2011-01-24. 

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