Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

The National Council of Negro Women Museum and Archives project involved restoration of the original headquarters building to its late 19th century appearance with adaptations for use as a museum and archive. Restoration included replacement of missing exterior elements based on historic photographs, replacing run and cast plaster molding, and graining of the woodwork. Adaptations included new HVAC Systems and museum lighting.

The Council House is considered a National Historic Site by the National Park Service.

Received the American Institute of Architects – DC Chapter Citation for Restoration and Extended Use

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