Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, circa 1940s
ACMA.06-067

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-067
Creators:
Bazemore, Henry
Dates:
circa 1940s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.42 linear feet
(1 box)
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
The collection, dated circa 1940s and measuring .42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Built as temporary housing for World War II workers, the Frederick Douglass Dwellings were located on land previously owned by Tobias Henson, a former slave, who, after purchasing his freedom and that of his family, purchased and developed a 24-acre tract called The Ridge. Henson added to his landholdings and by the 1870s his family was the principal landholder in the black community of Stantontown; they remained on the land until the 1940s, when the federal government condemned the community to build the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. Deemed uninhabitable in 1998 and left vacant, the Frederick Douglass Dwellings were demolished in 2000 to make way for a new mixed-income community.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry Bazemore.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2009 by Henry Bazemore.

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Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C., 20020
Phone: 202-633-4853
ACMArchives@si.edu