African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—1700 V Street, NW —Calvin T.S. Brent (1854-1899), believed to be Washington's first African American architect, lived here briefly in the early 1890s. (His other residences have been demolished.) Brent began practicing in 1875 and after a two-year apprenticeship and is credited with more than 100 projects as architect or architect/builder in all four quadrants of the city. These include Fourth Baptist (later Metropolitan Baptist) Church, 1225 R Street (demolished); Mount Jezreel Baptist Church, 501 E Street, SE; Third Baptist Church, 1546 Fifth Street, NW; Mount Zion Baptist parsonage, 2902 O Street, NW; and houses at 1737 S and 1704 V Streets, NW.
|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323266 N 4309647|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91795000, -77.03855000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.077', W 77° 2.313'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 4.6199999999999" N, 77° 2' 18.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , Washington DC 20009, US|
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