John Mercer Langston House

A National Historic Landmark
National Register Number: 75001464
Nomination Form

Location: 207 East College Street, City of Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio.
Geographic Coordinates: 41.2913, -82.2098

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
From 1856 to 1867, this simple clapboard structure was the home of John Mercer Lanston (1829-1897), the man who became the first Black American elected to public office when he was elected township clerk in 1855. He later served in the Freedman's Bureau and was first dean of the Howard University Law School, U.S. Representative from Virginia (1890-91), and Minister to Haiti.

Links: National Park Service   and WikipediA about: The House and John Mercer

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