Rev. M.L. Latta House
Rev. M.L. Latta House
|Location||1001 Parker St., Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne, Colonial Revival|
|MPS||Oberlin, North Carolina MPS|
|NRHP reference #||02000502|
|Added to NRHP||May 16, 2002|
The Rev. M.L. Latta House was a historic home located in the Oberlin neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was the last remaining building from Latta University, a trade school for African Americans that operated from 1892 until 1920. The house was named after Morgan London Latta, a freedman and former slave who graduated from Shaw University after the Civil War. It was built about 1905, and was a substantial, two-story Queen Anne style residence with a Tuscan order wraparound porch. He founded Latta University to educate freedmen and orphans in Raleigh's African-American community and built the campus next to his house. His house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, and designated a Raleigh Historic Landmark.
On January 8, 2007, a fire destroyed the house, leaving only the manmade brick foundation. Before the fire, plans had been made by The Latta House Foundation to adapt the house as a cultural center. After the fire, the property owner gave the land to the city of Raleigh for use as a park.
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