General Oliver Otis Howard House

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General Oliver Otis Howard House
General Oliver Otis Howard House - Howard University.jpg
General Oliver Otis Howard House is located in Washington, D.C.
General Oliver Otis Howard House
Location 607 Howard Pl., NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°55′23″N 77°1′20″W / 38.92306°N 77.02222°W / 38.92306; -77.02222Coordinates: 38°55′23″N 77°1′20″W / 38.92306°N 77.02222°W / 38.92306; -77.02222
Area less than one acre
Built 1867
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP Reference # 74002163[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 12, 1974
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

General Oliver Otis Howard House, also known as Howard Hall, was a home of Union general Oliver Otis Howard. It is now on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][3]

It is located at 2401 Sixth Street, NW,[4] or 607 Howard Place, NW.[1]

Design and history[edit]

The work of an unknown architect, Howard Hall is an example of the Second Empire style in America. It was purchased by Howard University in 1909.[5]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "General Oliver Otis Howard House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  3. ^ Carol Ann Poh (January 3, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Howard Hall / General Oliver Otis Howard House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1973 (32 KB)
  4. ^ "General Oliver Otis Howard House". Washington D.C. National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  5. ^ Weeks, Christopher (c. 1994). AIA guide to the architecture of Washington, D.C. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 287. ISBN 0801847125. 

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