The Dr. Manassa T. Pope House is the last structure in its original location illustrating the presence of a middle and professional class of African-American families along South Wilmington Street. The two-story brick house is a rare and early example of an African-American residence built of expensive, high-quality materials with stylish workmanship. 

Dr. Pope was a politically active and well-known African-American physician; during the 1920s the home also served as his medical practice. A Trustee of Shaw University, both of Pope's daughters became educators. The building is currently owned and operated by the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department.

Photo by B. Fullington, Capital City Camera Club



511 South Wilmington Street
Early 20th-Century Residential



Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


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