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.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 7:03am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323577 N 4308785|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91025000, -77.03475000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.615', W 77° 2.085'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 36.9" N, 77° 2' 5.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1482-1528 Church St NW, Washington DC 20005, US|
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