Andrew F. Hilyer Residence Site

Andrew F. Hilyer Residence Site (HM243F)

Location: Washington, DC 20059
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.306', W 77° 1.263'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

2352 Sixth Street, NW

Andrew F. Hilyer (1858-1925) fought racism and promoted the "moral, material, and financial interests" of African Americans through the Union League of the District of Columbia, which he co-founded in 1892. Hilyer's Union League Directory cataloged black businesses, organizations, and churches, and included biographies of their leaders. He also published A Historical, Biographical and Statistical Study of Colored Washington. Born enslaved in Georgia, Hilyer earned two law degrees from Howard University in 1884 and 1885 worked as a clerk in the Treasury Department, and became a successful real estate investor and inventor, receiving patents for home heating devices. His rowhouse once stood at this spot.

Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office

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Andrew F. Hilyer
Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Howard University
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HM NumberHM243F
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324793 N 4310036
Decimal Degrees38.92176667, -77.02105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.306', W 77° 1.263'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 18.36" N, 77° 1' 15.78" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2300-2352 6th St NW, Washington DC 20059, US
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