Historic house in LeDroit

1900blk 3rd St NW
Originally uploaded by In Shaw

Yesterday I wandered over to 3rd Street NW to admire the history. Please note this house, the chain link fence, the history! Some folks know the significance of this house, which currently is a private home from all indications. So please do not harass the occupants. Up until a few days ago I had passed the house on a few occasions without noting its importance. Then one day I was cleaning off my desk at work and there was this brochure for the National Archives’ Regional Archives- Southeast Region in Morrow, GA. As objects of interest they had on the brochure national registration cards for notables who at the time probably weren’t that notable when they filled out the card. Of the five cards there are the names and then current addresses for Huey Long, Jr., George Herman Ruth, James E. Carter, and Harry Houdini. And also some guy named Ed who lived on 3rd Street.
The house was one of several homes occupied by Edward Kennedy Ellington, also known as Duke Ellington. He was 19 when living at the house pictured.

3 thoughts on “Historic house in LeDroit”

  1. Hi, welcome to my blog. I've got a few comment rules, one being, ID yourself. I've let a few unID' post fly, but it's beginning to annoy me.
    Second, I thought I left a good hint regarding Ed who lived in the house pictured. But I'll admit there is a bit of snark (and a lot of truth) flowing through the post.

  2. that's a great neighborhood still, i went by there looking around at properties with a friend today. people sitting on the park benches enjoying the weather, the G2 came rolling through. very nice neighborhood. lots for sale too.


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