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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Augustine Catholic Church

Oldest Black Catholic Church in the Nation's Capital

 

—The Site of the Original —

 
Saint Augustine Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 3, 2010
1. Saint Augustine Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. On Trinity Sunday, June 11, 1876 the first Black Catholic Church in Washington District of Columbia was dedicated under the patronage of Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in Africa. Saint Augustine Church stood on this site until 1947. The present church is located at Fifteenth and V Streets, Northwest.
 
Location. 38° 54.267′ N, 77° 2.067′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 15th Street, N.W. north of L Street, N.W., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 15th St NW, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linotype Model 31 (here, next to this marker); Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Metropolitan AME Church (about 500 feet away); Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Major General George H. Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General James B. McPherson (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Mine Workers of America Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Presidents' Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
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Marker at Washington Post Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
2. Marker at Washington Post Building
Marker is to the left of the entrance, on the window sill.
here for another marker that is related to this marker. This link is to the marker at the present church. On this page you will find a photograph of the church that once stood on this site.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Site of the Original Saint Augustine Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
3. Site of the Original Saint Augustine Catholic Church
Saint Augustine Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 3, 2010
4. Saint Augustine Catholic Church
This is the church at its current location at Fifteenth and V, NW
Saint Augustine Catholic Church Faces 15th Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
5. Saint Augustine Catholic Church Faces 15th Street
Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
6. Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
Seven foot bronze statue is high over the main entrance to the present church.
Saint Augustine original Catholic Church, est. 1899. image. Click for full size.
7. Saint Augustine original Catholic Church, est. 1899.
Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001705861/
Interior of the Saint Augustine Catholic Church at V and 15th Streets image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2016
8. Interior of the Saint Augustine Catholic Church at V and 15th Streets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on April 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   7. submitted on November 8, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   8. submitted on July 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Name of sculptor and date of statue • Can you help?
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