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St. Francis de Sales Church

Catholic Church with Oldest Continuing Congregation in District of Columbia

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller
1. St. Francis De Sales Church Marker
Inscription.  Congregation began about 1722, when Catholics first attended mass at chapel within Queen family mansion, on site approximately at present Evarts Street, N.E., near 20th Street. Building came to be called Queen’s Chapel. Destroyed by fire three times: in American Revolution (date uncertain); War of 1812 (1814); and Civil War (1862). Rebuilt each time; last time as St. Francis De Sales Church (1908). Each new building attended by members of congregation that had attended at older building. St. Francis De Sales Church moved to present site in 1927. Last Queen’s Chapel building is now gone.
 
Erected by St. Francis De Sales R. C. Church.
 
Location. 38° 55.754′ N, 76° 58.541′ W. Marker is in Langdon, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Rhode Island Avenue Northeast (U.S. 1) east of 20th Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2015 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast, Washington DC 20018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chuck Brown Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site
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By Richard E. Miller
2. St. Francis de Sales Church Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Corinthian Capital (approx. ¾ mile away); Carlo Angelo Facchina (approx. ¾ mile away); Very Rev. Godfrey Schilling, O.F.M. (approx. ¾ mile away); Erected to the Memory of the Very Reverend Commissaries (approx. ¾ mile away); Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. ¾ mile away).
 
Additional keywords. Roman Catholic
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Richard E. Miller
3. St. Francis de Sales Church, Washington, DC
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2019, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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