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Charles Richard Drew House

Charles Richard Drew House
Charles Richard Drew House, September 2012
Charles Richard Drew House
Location 2505 1st Street, South, Arlington, Virginia

38°52′22″N 77°5′14″W / 38.87278°N 77.08722°W / 38.87278; -77.08722Coordinates: 38°52′22″N 77°5′14″W / 38.87278°N 77.08722°W / 38.87278; -77.08722

Built 1920
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76002095
 # 000-0016
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976[2]
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[3]
Designated  February 15, 1977[1]

Charles Richard Drew House was a home of Afro-American doctor Charles Richard Drew, whose leadership on stockpiling of blood plasma saved lives during World War II. It is located in Arlington, Virginia.

The house is primarily notable for its association with Dr. Drew from 1920 to 1939. It is a narrow two-story frame structure covered with wood clapboards and topped with a gabled roof. Originally a four-room house, the house was expanded with a two-room two-story addition during Drew's ownership. The house is arranged around a side stair hall, which is also the entry. From front to back the first floor comprises the living room, dining room and kitchen. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a den.[4]

The Drew House was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[3][4]


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