House of the Day

I’ve got a few more historical ones for us this week. This one from Mt. Vernon Sq. near the Convention Center is the Blanche K. Bruce House:

“The Blanche K. Bruce House is a historic house in Washington, D.C.. It was a home of slave-born Blanche K. Bruce (1 March 1841 – 17 March 1898), who represented Mississippi as a U.S. Senator from 1875 to 1881 and was the first African-American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate.”

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  • This street always makes me cry. You should have seen it before the 1968 riots. I’m glad the patch of houses on this block survived. I wish I could find my great uncle’s photos of 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th streets back then.

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