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100-5015-0003 Dr. Albert Johnson House

Dr. Albert Johnson House
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VLR Listing Date 09/10/2003

NRHP Listing Date 01/16/2004

NPS property number 03001422

The Dr. Albert Johnson House is listed under the multiple property documentation form for African American Historic Resources of Alexandria. The house at 814 Duke Street is significant as the former residence of Dr. Albert Johnson, one of the city’s first licensed African American physicians. Dr. Johnson graduated from Howard University in 1892 and practiced medicine in Alexandria for 46 years. He lived at 814 Duke Street from 1896 to 1940, using the lower level for his medical office, and was active in civic and fraternal organizations. The house is also significant in the historic context of residential development in “the Bottoms,” the oldest African American neighborhood in Alexandria. Dr. Johnson’s house serves as a monument to his life and achievements.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated March 19, 2019