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DePriest, Oscar Stanton, House

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
National Register Number: 75000646
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 15, 1975):
From 1929 until his death, this was the residence of Oscar Stanton DePriest (1871-1951), the first black American to be elected to the House of Representatives from a northern State (1928). A Republican, DePriest lost his seat in 1934 to the first black Democrat to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

The landmark needs new roof. Also, development and new construction in area are potential threats.

There are no other changes to the landmark.

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