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Volta Bureau

Washington, District of Columbia
County of District of Columbia.
3417 Volta Place NW
National Register Number: 72001436
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - school. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Home of the non-profit Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 28, 1972):
In 1887, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) founded the Volta Bureau as an instrument "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge relating to the Deaf." The Bureau merged with the American Association for the Promotion and Teaching of Speech to the Deaf in 1908. The Volta Bureau continues its work in aiding the deaf.

The building had an extensive $2.6 million interior renovation in 2001-2002.

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