Langston Hughes House

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Langston Hughes House
Langston Hughes House, March 2009
Langston Hughes House is located in New York City
Langston Hughes House
Langston Hughes House is located in New York
Langston Hughes House
Langston Hughes House is located in the United States
Langston Hughes House
Location20 E. 127th St., New York, New York
Coordinates40°48′26″N 73°56′27″W / 40.80722°N 73.94083°W / 40.80722; -73.94083Coordinates: 40°48′26″N 73°56′27″W / 40.80722°N 73.94083°W / 40.80722; -73.94083
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectWilson, Alexander
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.82001198 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 29, 1982
Designated NYCLAugust 11, 1981

Langston Hughes House is a historic home located in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City. It is an Italianate style dwelling built in 1869. It is a three story with basement, rowhouse faced in brownstone and measuring 20 feet wide and 45 feet deep. Noted African American poet and author Langston Hughes (1902-1967) occupied the top floor as his workroom from 1947 to 1967.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982,[1] and was designated as a city landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1981.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Marjorie Pearson and Anne B. Covell (June 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Langston Hughes House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-19. See also: "Accompanying photo".
  3. ^ "Langston Hughes House" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. 1981-08-11. Retrieved 2019-12-09.