Central Public Library

Central Public Library (HMCC1)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.169', W 77° 1.379'

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Mount Vernon Square

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

This majestic building was opened in 1903 as the Central Public Library, popularly known as the Carnegie Library because Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build it. From the start Central was open to all. Mary Church Terrell and historian John Cromwell spoke here regularly, and materials on African American history and culture were especially useful to teachers preparing for "Negro History Week" (now Black History Month). In 1972 the library moved to Ninth and G Streets, NW, and was renamed to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This building became part of the University of the District of Columbia, and today houses the Historical Society of the District of Columbia.
HM NumberHMCC1
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series.
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324579 N 4307937
Decimal Degrees38.90281667, -77.02298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.169', W 77° 1.379'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 10.14" N, 77° 1' 22.74" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 811-899 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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