Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
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 Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 19th Street NW south of I Street NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 880 19th Street NW, Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Seven Buildings" (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson (based in San Francisco, CA) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schombert (based San Francisco, CA) Union Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Union Engine House (about 600 feet away); Edward R. Murrow (about 600 feet away); Jack Champion (based Oakland, CA) (about 600 feet away); Home of James Monroe (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.