List of African-American historic places in the District of Columbia

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This list of African American Historic Places in Washington, D.C. is based on a book by the National Park Service, The Preservation Press, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.[1]

Contents: Districts in Washington, D.C. with African American Historic Places 
Northwest - Northeast - Southeast - Southwest

Some of these sites are on the National Register of Historic Places (NR) as independent sites or as part of larger historic district. Several of the sites are National Historic Landmarks (NRL). Others have Washington, D.C. historical markers (HM). The citation on historical markers is given in the reference. The location listed is the nearest community to the site. More precise locations are given in the reference.


The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (founded in 1838; known as "the National Cathedral of African Methodism") located at 1518 M Street, NW in Downtown Washington, D.C.


Ralph Bunche House



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See also[edit]


  1. ^ African American Historic Places, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places