Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Luke's Episcopal Church/Alexander Crummel
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—1514 15th Street, NW —
This was the first independent black Episcopal parish church in the city. It was established in 1879 by a breakaway group from a Foggy Bottom mission church, St. Mary's Chapel for Colored People, led by former St. Mary's pastor, Alexander Crummell (1819-1898). This new St. Mary's church was renamed St. Luke's in 1880. With a theology degree from Queens College, Cambridge, England, Crummell was one of a handful of scholarly trained black religious leaders in the post-Civil War United States. The church building, designed by local African American Architect Calvin T.S. Brent, is a replica of an Anglican Church in Coventry, England. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.615′ N, 77° 2.085′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 15th Street NW south of Church Street NW, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1514 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Advancing the Race (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Family Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Alma Thomas Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt Worshiped Here Regularly (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); See You at the Center (about 600 feet away); The Dupont Circle area has always been (about 600 feet away); Independence of Kazakhstan (about 700 feet away); Automobile Row (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.