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Nineteenth Street Baptist Church

 
 
Nineteenth Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 22, 2018
1. Nineteenth Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church building occupied this site from 1871 until 1975.

The first Baptist congregation in the city met here in 1802, with both white and black attending services. The "First Baptist Church" moved in 1833 and this location became home of the "First Colored Baptist Church of the City of Washington" (1839).

The church was rebuilt in 1871 after the street name was adopted. Shown here is the 1917 east wall, built of brick with a wood cornice and slate roof.

An example of the brickworks is nearby.

The original iron fence has been reused to enclose this yard.
 
Location. 38° 54.058′ N, 77° 2.616′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 19th Street Northwest south of I Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 880 19th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Seven Buildings" (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurrah!
Marker along 19th Street, with the cornerstone and original fence. image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 22, 2018
2. Marker along 19th Street, with the cornerstone and original fence.
(about 500 feet away); Union Engine House (about 600 feet away); Edward R. Murrow (about 600 feet away); Home of James Monroe (about 600 feet away); "The Bachelor" (about 700 feet away); The IMF (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
Cornerstone of the Church image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 22, 2018
3. Cornerstone of the Church
19th St. Baptist Church
Organized Aug. 1839
Rebuilt April 1871
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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