The William Sidney Pittman House

The William Sidney Pittman House (HM2N8F)

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N 38° 53.762', W 76° 54.797'

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William Sidney Pittman and Portia Washington Pittman

— The Fairmount Heights African American Historic Trail —



shed-roof projecting bay at the end of the wraparound porch; its three windows lit the dining room of the house.

In 1906, Pittman won a national competition for the design of the Negro Building at the Tercentennial Exposition at Jamestown, Virginia. This exposition building completed in 1907, assured Pittman widespread fame and respect in a new but increasing group of African-American architects. Other buildings and designs included the Zion Baptist Church located in Washington, D.C. and the nearby Deanwood Chess House, located at the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Pittman's left Washington at the end of 1912 moving to Dallas, Texas where he spent the rest of his life. The house was sold in 1915 to Ellen Adams and was still owned by her descendants until 2012. Damaged by ire, the house was demolished in 2013.
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Date Added Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 334076 N 4306979
Decimal Degrees38.89603333, -76.91328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.762', W 76° 54.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 45.72" N, 76° 54' 47.82" W
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