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Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
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N 39° 45.461', W 84° 13.131'

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By the late 1890s Dunbar had earned major acclaim for his writing. He wrote poetry, novels, and lyrics for musicals. In 1899 he contracted tuberculosis, a respiratory disease then usually fatal.

Dunbar came home to Dayton. Here he lived his last two years in this, the house he had purchased for his mother. He died here in 1906 at age 33. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery, near his friends Wilbur and Orville Wright.

[Small inset photo caption] Matilda Dunbar loved to bask in her sun-filled side yard. A former enslaved person without a formal education, she encouraged her son Paul to read, write, and publish poetry and novels.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738252 N 4404562
Decimal Degrees39.75768333, -84.21885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.461', W 84° 13.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 27.66" N, 84° 13' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 223 N Paul Laurence Dunbar St, Dayton OH 45402, US
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