Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

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Phyllis Wheatley YWCA is located in Washington, D.C.
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
Location901 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates38°54′42″N 77°1′28″W / 38.91167°N 77.02444°W / 38.91167; -77.02444Coordinates: 38°54′42″N 77°1′28″W / 38.91167°N 77.02444°W / 38.91167; -77.02444
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
ArchitectShroeder & Parish
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference #83003532[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 6, 1983

The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA is a Young Women's Christian Association building in Washington, D.C. that was designed by architects Shroeder & Parish and was built in 1920. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

It is named for Phyllis Wheatley (1753–1784), who was likely the first black woman professional poet and writer in the United States.

According to its National Register nomination, "The "Y" building is typical of the Colonial Revival institutional architecture so prevalent in the District and the United States during the 1920s and 1930s." It is four stories tall over a raised basement, and is built of red brick with a corbeled brick cornice.[2]:


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Suzanne Ganschinietz (June 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Phyllis Wheatley YWCA". National Park Service. Retrieved July 8, 2016. with two photos from 1983

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