Willis Richardson Residence

Willis Richardson Residence (HM1MOE)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.99', W 77° 1.155'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

512 U Street, NW
Willis Richardson (1889-l977) Was a prolific and acclaimed playwright known for realistic portrayals of ordinary African Americans. Family circumstances forced the promising writer to choose work over college, and Richardson spent his career at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, writing on the side. His The Chip Woman's Fortune was the first drama by an African American produced on Broadway (1923), and his Mortgaged was the first black-authored play produced by the Howard Players (1924). He won awards for The Broken Banjo and other plays. Richardson also compiled anthologies of plays for Carter G. Woodson's Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.
Richardson and his wife lived here a newlyweds.
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Date Added Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324936 N 4309448
Decimal Degrees38.91650000, -77.01925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.99', W 77° 1.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 59.4" N, 77° 1' 9.3" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 514 U St NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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