Evans-Tibbs House

This house is notable as the home of Lillian Evans-Tibbs, one of the first renowned African American opera singers.

Built between 1894 and 1895 by Richard E. Crump, the Evans-Tibbs House was the home of Lillian Evans-Tibbs (1890-1967) from 1904 until her death. Evans-Tibbs became the one of the first internationally acclaimed African American opera singers under the stage name Madame Evanti. During the 1920s, she became the first African American to perform with an organized European opera company. In the 1930s, she performed at the White House for Eleanor Roosevelt and served as a Goodwill Ambassador to South America. In 1942, she helped found the Negro National Opera Company. This two-story brick rowhouse, designed by architect R.E. Crump, was built in 1894; Madame Evanti added decorative iron railings with stylized harps or lyres in a 1932 remodeling.

DC Inventory: March 20, 1985
National Register: September 8, 1987
Within Greater U Street Historic District



1910 Vermont Avenue NW