Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Holy Trinity Parish
the Jesuit community
This church was first dedicated
15 June 1851
Restored and re-dedicated
23 September 1979
The original church, to the rear,
was dedicated 1792
the oldest standing church
in the District of Columbia
Erected 1979 by Holy Trinity Church.
Location. 38° 54.426′ N, 77° 4.213′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 36th Street Northwest north of N Street Northwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1315 36th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); The Black House (within shouting distance of this marker); La Casa Latina (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Church Poulton Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); America's Oldest Catholic University (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named America's Oldest Catholic University (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . . Holy Trinity Parish. (PDF) HABS Data Sheet, Library of Congress (Submitted on September 4, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. During the Civil War
"Present Church - Holy Trinity Church was one of the seven buildings in Georgetown that were converted into hospitals during the Civil War. Military guards, under the command of Captain Strong of Pennsylvania, were put in charge of the entire church property. Temporary flooring was built over the pews and sanctuary. (During the Army occupation the old church on First (N) Street was used for worshipers.) The church was restored to its original condition after the war, and received compensation from the government for its use and for repairs." -- HABS
Additional keywords. Roman Catholic
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on September 4, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.