St. Luke's Episcopal Church/Alexander Crummel

St. Luke's Episcopal Church/Alexander Crummel (HM23PF)

Location: Washington, DC 20005
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.615', W 77° 2.085'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

—1514 15th Street, NW —

This was the first independent black Episcopal parish church in the city. It was established in 1879 by a breakaway group from a Foggy Bottom mission church, St. Mary's Chapel for Colored People, led by former St. Mary's pastor, Alexander Crummell (1819-1898). This new St. Mary's church was renamed St. Luke's in 1880. With a theology degree from Queens College, Cambridge, England, Crummell was one of a handful of scholarly trained black religious leaders in the post-Civil War United States. The church building, designed by local African American Architect Calvin T.S. Brent, is a replica of an Anglican Church in Coventry, England. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
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HM NumberHM23PF
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 7:03am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323577 N 4308785
Decimal Degrees38.91025000, -77.03475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.615', W 77° 2.085'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 36.9" N, 77° 2' 5.1" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1482-1528 Church St NW, Washington DC 20005, US
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