Drew School

Drew School (HM1B6W)

Location: Arlington, VA 22206 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.918', W 77° 5.132'

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In 1945 a new segregated elementary school was built for Arlington's African American population in the Green Valley, now Nauck, neighborhood. It was the only Arlington school to be built in the Art Moderne architectural style. Originally called the Kemper Annex, it was renamed in 1952 to honor Dr. Charles R. Drew, a local resident and eminent physician. After receiving his medical degree (McGill University, 1933), Dr. Drew became the first African American to earn a Doctor of Science in Medicine (Ph.D.) degree (Columbia University, 1940). He was internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of blood plasma research.

With the end of segregation practices in 1971, the school became the Drew Model School, a countywide magnet school. In 2000 the school was demolished to make way for a new school building, also to be named in honor of Dr. Drew.
HM NumberHM1B6W
Placed ByArlington County
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319017 N 4302046
Decimal Degrees38.84863333, -77.08553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.918', W 77° 5.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 55.08" N, 77° 5' 7.92" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3529 24th St S, Arlington VA 22206, US
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