Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church (HM19J)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
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N 38° 52.824', W 77° 10.084'

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In 1846 Presbyterians first met in private homes. In 1854, Dr. Simon J. Groot bought 11 acres for $179 (part of 1729 246-acre Trammell grant); Built two-story Groot Hall in 1856; Used for Sunday services, private school, community groups, town hall, and Union army hospital. Presbyterians bought hall in 1866; Used until torn down in 1925. East of Groot Hall, Gothic style church with steepled bell tower was built in 1884 from local granite; It was the town's first stone building. At least half of the original church still faces Fairfax Street; Remodeled in 1890s and 1968. Added Sunday school in 1926; Enlarged sanctuary in 1954.
HM NumberHM19J
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
Placed ByCity of Falls Church
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311938 N 4305738
Decimal Degrees38.88040000, -77.16806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.824', W 77° 10.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 49.44" N, 77° 10' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 267-299 VA-7, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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