Dr. Albert Johnson House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member robert
N 38° 48.173 W 077° 02.952
18S E 322056 N 4296897
Quick Description: Home of Alexandria's first licensed black physician
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2006 6:30:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMY1Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 10

Long Description:
The Dr. Albert Johnson House, located at 814 Duke Street, is an Italianate-style rowhouse built in the mid-19th century. Facing Duke Street to the north, the house is situated in "the Bottoms," the oldest African American neighborhood in Alexandria. The property was occupied from 1896 to 1940 by Dr. Albert Johnson, one of the city's first licensed African American physicians. Dr. Johnson graduated from Howard University in one of the early classes and practiced medicine in Alexandria for forty-six years. His medical office was in the lower level of the property. Dr. Johnson sold the property to Annie B. Rose in 1941, another important person in Alexandria’s African American history.

At the time of this submission, the house is currently listed for sale for "only" $1,195,000.
Street address:
814 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA USA
22314


County / Borough / Parish: City of Alexandria

Year listed: 2004

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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