U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—1425 V Street, NW —
St. Augustine's chapel at 15th and L Streets, NW.
St. Augustine Church.
Greater U Street Historic District, DC
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.096′ N, 77° 2.06′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. The marker is accessible to pedestrians at the main entrance to the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1425 V Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meridian Hill Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Shared Neighborhood (about 500 feet away); Living Mural: Paul Laurence Dunbar (about 500 feet away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary Residence (about 600 feet away); Buchanan (about 600 feet away); A Prestige Address (about 700 feet away); James Buchanan (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This link is to a marker at the site of the original church.
Also see . . .
1. St. Augustine...“The Mother Church of Black Catholics in the Nation's Capital.”. “Saint Augustine Parish traces its heritage to 1858 and the efforts of a group of dedicated emancipated Black Catholics. Faced with a society that was not yet willing to put off the last vestiges of slavery and a Church that, at best, tolerated the presence of Black people (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on January 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Additional keywords. parochial schools
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,128 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2. submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on April 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.