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Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church

The Gate Way to Freedom

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, September 3, 2008
1. Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
Inscription.
Organized 1832.
2nd Church Built 1833.
Admitted to Philadelphia-Baltimore Conference, 1837.
3rd Church Built 1888.
Relocated present site, 1956.

Bishop Raymond Luthe Jones, Presiding Bishop, 4th Episcopal District.
Dr. William B. Baker, Presiding Elder.
Rev. R. H. Collins Lee, Minister.

Trustees:
Alphonzo Starks, Ch.
Hattie H. Williams, Sec.
William H. Moore, Treas.
Charles W. Wade, M.D.
Mabel H. Shaw
Edward W. Weyms
Percy Jackson
Stewart A. Hardy
R. H. Collins Lee

Stewards:
Frank H. Brown, P.S.
Robert E. Howard, Sec.
Norman J. Wise, Treas.
Harry Hutchinson
Burnis Howie
Samuel S. Jordan
James E. Martin
Beverly Thomas
Edward D. Hill

Church History:
Metropolitan is the mother church of all Zion Churches in Washington, D.C. Here was organized the first Negro public school and served as the end of the Underground Railroad. Was platform used by Fred Douglas[s] and Charles Sumner.

 
Erected 1956.
 
Location. 38° 54.765′ N, 77° 0.555′ W. Marker is in Bloomingdale, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of
Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 11, 2008
2. Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church
North Capitol Street, NW and R Street, NW on North Capitol Street, NW. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1712 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Voice from the South (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site (approx. half a mile away); T Street Elites (approx. half a mile away); Best in the Country (approx. 0.6 miles away); Willis Richardson Residence (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Flower Garden of Washington (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Iceman's Arena (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  James Varick, 1st bishop, AMEZ Church. (Submitted on September 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, AMEZ
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
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