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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria

“Old Presbyterian Meeting House”

 
 
"Old Presbyterian Meeting House" - Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 5, 2014
1. "Old Presbyterian Meeting House" - Marker Panel 1
Inscription.
Panel 1 - upper middle of east face:

The
First Presbyterian Church of
Alexandria
founded A.D. 1772
House of worship erected 1774.
Destroyed by lightning July 20, 1835.
Rebuilt on the same lot A.D. 1836.


Panel 2 - lower-middle of east face:

May 9, 1798
Having been proclaimed a day of fasting and prayer
by the President of the United States (JOHN ADAMS)
because of the danger of
war with France
GEORGE WASHINGTON
attended in this church the
proclamation sermon
preached that day by
Reverend James Muir, D.D.
Erected by
The Washington Society of Alexandria
May 9, 1938


Panel 3 - above the steps, north corner of east face:
The Old Presbyterian Meeting House
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
Originally Built 1775
Rebuilt After Fire 1837

 
Erected 1938 by The Washington Society of Alexandria, U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 48.093′ N, 77° 2.597′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on South
"Old Presbyterian Meeting House" Marker Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 4, 2014
2. "Old Presbyterian Meeting House" Marker Panel 2
Fairfax Street north of Wolfe Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Mary's Catholic Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Dr. James Craik (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "For God and Country" (about 500 feet away); Residence of General William Brown, M.D. (about 500 feet away); Green & Brother Furniture (about 600 feet away); Gazette House (about 600 feet away); Wilkes Street Tunnel (about 600 feet away); Alexandria Railroads (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Quasi-War with France. (Submitted on October 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. "Old Presbyterian Meeting House". (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. President John Adams' "Quasi-War with France" (1798–1800)- a.k.a. "The Naval War with France"
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
"Old Presbyterian Meeting House" Marker Panel 3 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 4, 2014
3. "Old Presbyterian Meeting House" Marker Panel 3
Meeting House Cooperative Preschool Building (318 So. Royal Street) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 9, 2014
4. Meeting House Cooperative Preschool Building (318 So. Royal Street)
<i>Old Presybyterian Meeting House Alexandria, Va. Erected 1774</i> image. Click for full size.
By B.S. Reynolds Co., circa 1940
5. Old Presybyterian Meeting House Alexandria, Va. Erected 1774
Historical postcard view showing the markers above, between, and below the doors.
View of the church's bell tower and some of the weathered monuments in its graveyard [lower left] image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 24, 2014
6. View of the church's bell tower and some of the weathered monuments in its graveyard [lower left]
-viewed from the west off So. Royal Street.
 
 
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