Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1981):
From 1935 until his death, this 2-1/2 story Georgian Revival structure was the residence of Robert Russa Moton (1867-1940), influential Black educator. Moton began his career in education at Hampton Institute, from which he had graduated in 1890. In 1915, he was chosen to succeed Booker T. Washington as the principal of Tuskeegee Institute; during the next twenty years, Moton guided the school's transition from a vocational and agricultural school to a fully accredited collegiate and professional institution. He received the Harmon Award in Race Relations in 1930 and the Spingarn Medal in 1932.