Douglass, Frederick, National Historic Site

1411 W St., SE., Washington, District of Columbia. County/parish: D.C..

NRIS 66000033

Park name: Frederick Douglass Home. 1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • Cedar Hill
  • Douglass, Frederick Home
  • Van Hook Mansion

From Wikipedia:

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service, is located at 1411 W Street, SE, in Anacostia, a neighborhood east of the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, D.C.. Established in 1988 as a National Historic Site, the site preserves the home and estate of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African Americans of the 19th century. Douglass lived in this house, which he named Cedar Hill, from 1877 until his death in 1895. Perched on a hilltop, the site offers a sweeping view of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington, D.C., skyline.

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Architectural styles:

  • Greek Revival

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Douglass, Fredrick

National Park Service documentation: