Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Patrick's Parish
Erected about 1792
First church to be erected in the "Federal City" outside the limits of "George Towne." First pastor, Rev. Anthony Caffrey, brought from Dublin at suggestion of James Hoban, architect of the "Presidential Palace."
March 17, 1953.
Location. 38° 53.888′ N, 77° 1.545′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 10th Street, NW, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is near the church entrance between F and G Steets, NW. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 10th Street, NW, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Carroll Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodies Comes to F Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wilkes Booth's Escape (about 400 feet away); John J. Donovan, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 600 feet away); The Restoration of 800 F Street (about 700 feet away); The Christian Index (about 700 feet away); Bill W. and Dr. Bob (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
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1. Saint Patrick Catholic Church. ... The first American (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Irish-American Historic Places. The 1850's brought waves of new Catholic immigrants; the Civil War ... burgeoning numbers of troops, some 50,000 wounded soldiers and new government employees. The parish under Father Jacob Walter, its fourth pastor, undertook its new challenges with vigor ... [E]specially outspoken in the defense of Mary Surratt, a parish member who was convicted of complicity in Lincoln's assassination, ... the pastor stood beside her on the gallows at her execution. It was under Father Walter's (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Roman Catholic; Irish-American; Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Fr. William Matthews; Fr. Jacob Walter; Mary Surratt.
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