Northumberland Apartments, 2039 New Hampshire Ave. NW, U Street neighborhood DC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Edgcomb is the author of two books of poems, Moving Violation (1973), and Survival in Prehistory (undated), as well as two books of nonfiction, From Swastika to Jim Crow: Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges (1993), later made into a documentary film; and Man-Made Lakes (1973), a book on reservoirs in Africa. She also was one of the translators of Marx on Suicide (1999).
Architect: Albert H. Beers
This classical revival apartment house was developed by Harry Wardman and retains most of its original features. The lobby has two huge fireplaces, a decorative ceramic tile floor, a marble center staircase, and a wealth of decorative ornamentation. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.