Bloomingdale in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church
The Gate Way to Freedom
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.
Alphonzo Starks, Ch.
Hattie H. Williams, Sec.
William H. Moore, Treas.
Charles W. Wade, M.D.
Mabel H. Shaw
Edward W. Weyms
Stewart A. Hardy
R. H. Collins Lee
Frank H. Brown, P.S.
Robert E. Howard, Sec.
Norman J. Wise, Treas.
Samuel S. Jordan
James E. Martin
Edward D. Hill
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.
Topics and series. Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church series list.
Location. 38° 54.765′ N, 77° 0.555′ W. Marker is in Bloomingdale in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of North Capitol Street Northwest and R Street Northwest on North Capitol Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1712 North Capitol Street Northwest, Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barnett Aden Gallery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fathers and Sons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dividing Line (approx. ¼ mile away); The Prettiest Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anna Julia Hayward Cooper Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Chicken and the Egg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bloomingdale (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomingdale.
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
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