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555 Edgecombe Avenue

  • Also Known As: Paul Robeson Home
  • Also Known As: Paul Robeson Residence
  • Historical Name: Roger Morris Apartments

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Residence (1939-41) of the famous African-American actor, singer, scholar, and athlete, who in the 1940s and 1950s suffered public condemnation for his political sympathies, but was widely acclaimed for his artistic talent. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Schwartz and Gross Architect
Roger Morris,Inc. Architect
1939/00/00 Paul Robeson Home Paul Robeson's home 1939-1941

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Particulars for 555 Edgecombe Avenue:
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Cultural Affiliation Black American
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Literature
Historic Use Multiple dwelling
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 8th December 1976

Registry Name: Robeson, Paul, Home
Registry Address: 555 Edgecombe Ave.
Registry Number: 76001248
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Roger Morris,Inc.; Schwartz Gross
Architectural Style: Beaux arts
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Black, Literature, Performing arts, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Person
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1939, 1941
Associated People: Robeson,Paul
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Multiple dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Multiple dwelling

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