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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
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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