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Christ Church

 
 
Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 19, 2010
1. Christ Church Marker
Inscription.  
Christ Church
Washington Parish
Founded May 25, 1795
First church in City of Washington
Present edifice dedicated October 8, 1809
by Bishop Thomas J. Claggett
first Bishop consecrated on
American soil
in New York, 1792.

 
Erected 1930 by Marcia Burns Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.895′ N, 76° 59.848′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from G Street Southeast east of 6th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 G Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In the Alley (a few steps from this marker); John Philip Sousa (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church and Its Parishioners
Christ Church image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 19, 2010
2. Christ Church
- decorated for Christmas with marker visible below the window at right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Neighborhood For Everyone (about 700 feet away); Commerce and Community (about 800 feet away); Limestone of Lost Legacies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldest Post of the Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Congressional Cemetery (Washington Parish Burial Ground). (Submitted on December 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Christ Church, Washington Parish. "... Although there is some controversy, Benjamin Latrobe, one of 19th-century America's greatest architects, is generally credited with the design of the present church building. ..." (Submitted on December 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Episcopal; Historic Congressional Cemetery; Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect.
 
Christ Church, Washington Parish image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 19, 2010
3. Christ Church, Washington Parish
Congressional Cemetery, formerly the Washington Parish (Christ Church) burial grounds, western gate image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 23, 2010
4. Congressional Cemetery, formerly the Washington Parish (Christ Church) burial grounds, western gate
- view from G & 17th Streets, one mile east of Christ Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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