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

St. John's Church

Lafayette Square

 

óProtestant Episcopal ó

 
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2010
1. St. John's Church Marker
Inscription.
Every President of the United States since President James Madison has attended occasional services here. Many of them were communicants of the parish.

This building was completed in 1816 from plans of Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

an adjacent National Historic Landmark plaque reads:
St. Johnís Church
The Church of the Presidents
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1961

 
Erected by St. John's Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.026′ N, 77° 2.177′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 16th Street, NW north of H Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is on the west wall off 16th Street, north of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
St. John's Church Registered National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
2. St. John's Church Registered National Historic Landmark Marker
distance of this marker. Ashburton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kosciuszko (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration (about 300 feet away); Fleeing the Executive Mansion (about 400 feet away); The Dolly Madison House (about 400 feet away); Baron von Steuben Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Cosmos Club (about 500 feet away); The Tayloe House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding St. John's Church. St. John's Church was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 19, 1960.
 
Also see . . .  St. Johns Church. National Park Service article. (Submitted on May 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.LandmarksNotable Buildings
 
St. John's Church viewed from near the Decatur House to the southwest image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2010
3. St. John's Church viewed from near the Decatur House to the southwest
- the marker is visible at the lower edge of the wall, partially blocked by the white pillar on the far left. The Registered National Historic Landmark plaque is visible to the right of the door.
St. John's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
4. St. John's Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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