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

St. Francis de Sales Church

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller
1. St. Francis De Sales Church Marker
Inscription.
St. Francis de Sales Church

Catholic Church
with oldest continuing congregation
in District of Columbia


Congregation began about 1722, when Catholics first
attended mass at chapel within Queen family mansion,
on site approximately at present Everts Street, N.E.,
near 20th Street. Building came to be called Queen’s
Chapel. Destroyed by fire three times: in American
Revolution (date uncertain); War of 1812 (1814); and
Civil War (1862). Rebuilt each time; last time as
St. Francis De Sales Church (1908). Each new building
attended by members of congregation that had
attended at older building. St. Francis De Sales
Church moved to present site in 1927. Last
Queen’s Chapel building is now gone.

 
Erected by St. Francis De Sales R. C. Church.
 
Location. 38° 55.754′ N, 76° 58.541′ W. Marker is in Langdon, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Rhode Island Avenue, NE (U.S. 1) east of 20th Street, NE, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2015 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Richard E. Miller
2. St. Francis de Sales Church Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Corinthian Capital (approx. ¾ mile away); Carlo Angelo Facchina (approx. ¾ mile away); Very Rev. Godfrey Schilling, O.F.M. (approx. ¾ mile away); Erected to the Memory of the Very Reverend Commissaries (approx. ¾ mile away); Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Bunker Hill (approx. ¾ mile away).
 
Also see . . .  History of St. Francis de Sales Church. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Roman Catholic
 
Categories. 20th CenturyChurches & ReligionColonial Era
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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