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Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Dayton, Ohio

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906) was one of the first African American poets to receive national acclaim. His home, a modest two-story red brick building with nine rooms, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. The surrounding Dunbar Historic District, named after the poet and author, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 30, 1980. Dunbar wrote many of his works while living in Dayton.

Photo: Paul Laurence Dunbar House
– NPS/Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

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