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Wells-Barnett, Ida B., House

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
National Register Number: 74000757
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-7 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
From 1919 to 1929, this three story brick building was the home of Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), African-American teacher, journalist, and civil rights advocate. Almost single-handedly, Wells began the fight to awaken the world's conscience to the realities of lynching; in addition, she crusaded for the rights of Black women.

There are no threats at this time.

Generally the condition has improved.

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