Howard University Founders Library Deemed National Treasure

Mar 16, 2016 by

The Founders Library on Howard University’s northwest D.C. campus has been designated as a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, part of a joint effort by the trust and university to improve the facility as a 21st-century learning environment while protecting its historical significance.

The designation allows the university to access federal and new market tax credits to fund rehabilitation expenses.

Additionally, trust experts will be available to guide university officials on the preservation of the building during future upgrades.

The library, completed in 1939, houses the university’s museum and the Moorland-Springarn Research Center, one of the world’s largest repositories of items relating to the history and culture of people of African descent.

Source: Howard University Founders Library Deemed National Treasure | Washington Informer | African American newspaper, Washington D.C.

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