Mary Ann Shadd Cary House

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
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Mary Ann Shadd Cary House is located in Washington, D.C.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
Location 1421 W Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates 38°55′10″N 77°2′8″W / 38.91944°N 77.03556°W / 38.91944; -77.03556Coordinates: 38°55′10″N 77°2′8″W / 38.91944°N 77.03556°W / 38.91944; -77.03556
Built 1881
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate
Part of Greater U Street Historic District[1] (#93001129)
NRHP Reference # 76002128
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 8, 1976[2]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[3]
Designated CP December 31, 1998[4]

The Mary Ann Shadd Cary House is a historic residence located at 1421 W Street, Northwest in Washington, D.C. From 1881 to 1885, it was the home of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, a writer and abolitionist who was one of the first African American female journalists in North America,[5] and who became one of the first black female lawyers after the American Civil War.[3][4]

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark on December 8, 1976 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also is a contributing property to the Greater U Street Historic District.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Trieschmann, Laura V.; Sellin, Anne; Callcott, Stephen (November 1998), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Greater U Street Historic District (PDF), retrieved March 31, 2015 .
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b "Mary Ann Shadd Cary House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved May 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "District of Columbia - Inventory of Historic Sites" (PDF). District of Columbia: Office of Planning. Government of the District of Columbia. September 1, 2004. Retrieved July 21, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Lynne Gomez-Graves (1976 (?)). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Mary Ann Shadd Cary House" (PDF). National Park Service.  Check date values in: |date= (help) and "Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1976".  External link in |title= (help); Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1976 ( 32 KB )