May 23, 2022

Howard University’s Founders Library Named a National Treasure by National Trust for Historic Preservation, Reimagination of Space Planned

From the National Register of Historic Places:

National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Howard University’s The Founders Library a National Treasure. [Howard University is located in Washington DC.] As the first site at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to be named a National Treasure, the National Trust and Howard University will partner to re-imagine Founders Library as a creative and vibrant 21st century learning space, while maintaining its historic character.


Opened in 1939, Founders Library was the largest and most extensive research facility among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). African-American Architect Albert I. Cassell built the four-story, brick, Colonial Revival building using federal funding from the Public Works Administration. In 2001, the building was named a part of the Howard University National Historic Landmark District.

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