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"An African American Landmark"

Built in 1901, this historic house is neither grand nor elaborate in design, but features prominently in the history of Raleigh as the home of Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope. Pope is revered as one of the most distinguished, African-American citizens of Raleigh. Not only was he one of the first to graduate from the Leonard School of Medicine at Shaw University, the doctor also participated as an officer in the Spanish-American War, and ran for mayor in 1919. His home is a reflection of his remarkable drive for excellence and was installed with then cutting-edge gadgets like gas and electric fixtures, running water, a telephone, and a call bell system. Today, the house has been transformed into a museum that chronicles the doctor's life and local history through original furnishings, documents, photographs and artifacts that date back as far as 1851. As the only African American house museum in North Carolina, the Pope House is a rare historical treasure that chronicle's the proud history of the state's African Americans. Guided tours of the museum are offered on Saturdays every hour on the hour. The last tour begins at 2p.
511 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC, United States, 27601
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"An African American Landmark"
Built in 1901, this historic house is neither grand nor elaborate in design, but features prominently in the history of Raleigh as the home of Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope. Pope is revered as one of the most distinguished, African-American citizens of Raleigh. Not only was he one of the first to graduate from the Leonard School of Medicine at Shaw University, the doctor also participated as an officer in the Spanish-American War, and ran for mayor in 1919. His home is a reflection of his remarkable drive for excellence and was installed with then cutting-edge gadgets like gas and electric fixtures, running water, a telephone, and a call bell system. Today, the house has been transformed into a museum that chronicles the doctor's life and local history through original furnishings, documents, photographs and artifacts that date back as far as 1851. As the only African American house museum in North Carolina, the Pope House is a rare historical treasure that chronicle's the proud history of the state's African Americans. Guided tours of the museum are offered on Saturdays every hour on the hour. The last tour begins at 2p.
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