Visit these five historic house museums that were once home to popular Black figures

Mildred Europa Taylor September 10, 2020
Visit these five historic house museums that were once home to popular Black figures
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Lewis Latimer House Museum

The Lewis Latimer House was the home of African-American inventor and electrical pioneer Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903 until his death in 1928. The modest Queen Anne–style house was built from 1887 to 1889 and it remained in the Latimer family until 1963. When it was threatened with demolition, the house was moved from Holly Avenue to its present location in 1988. Currently, the Lewis Latimer House, owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is a member of the Historic House Trust. The wood-frame suburban residence is operated by the Lewis Latimer Fund, Inc.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: September 10, 2020

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