Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

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Phyllis Wheatley YWCA is located in Washington, D.C.
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
Location 901 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°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
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1920
Architect Shroeder & Parish
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 83003532[1]
Added to NRHP October 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 1920 's and 1930's." It is four stories tall over a raised basement, and is built of red brick with a corbeled brick cornice.[2]:


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