Young, Browne, Phelps, and Spingarn Education Campus

The Young, Browne, Phelps and Spingarn Educational Campus Historic District, located in northeast Washington, DC, at the intersection of Benning Road and 26th Street NE, is composed of a planned school campus, including four Colonial- and Classical Revival-style schools.

Spingarn Senior High School, Browne Junior High School, Charles Young Elementary School, and Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering (formerly Vocational) High School are located on approximately 27.25 sloping acres of land overlooking the historic Langston Gulf Course and Anacostia River in the Kingman Park neighborhood of northeast Washington, D.C. The historic Langston Dwellings are located in the rear southwestern portion of the school buildings and the Carver Terrace apartments are located in the rear northeastern portion of the properties. The actual complex includes four public school buildings with sloping landscapes which extend from Benning Road beginning at 800 block of 26th Street through the entire length of the street ending at the end of the 700 block of 26th Street. The first structure or building at the corner of Benning Road and 26th Street, N. E., is a related property known as Spingarn Senior High School.

The educational campus was built specifically for African-American students between 1930 and 1952. The schools were built in the middle class neighborhood of Kingman Park during the era of racial segregation in Washington, D.C . The schools were dedicated by many internationally famous and notable African-American leaders and educators during this time period.

National Register: April 22, 2013
DC Inventory: May 28, 2015



2500 Benning Rd., NE, 704 26th St., NE, 820 26th St., NE, and 850 26th St., NE