Carter G. Woodson lived at 1538 9th St. NW from 1915 until he died in 1950. He is considered the father of African-American History, and his house has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
The house has been vacant for about 20 years, and has fallen into disrepair. The National Park Service has owned it since 2005, and is now in the process of restoring it.
It is a three-story brick townhouse with Victorian stone trim, built in 1900.