Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church

Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church (HMMIX)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.096', W 77° 2.06'

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1425 V Street, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church began in 1858 when African American congregants of the Saint Matthews Church departed to organize their own day school. The group raised funds—even held an event on the White House lawn—and eventually constructed a school and a chapel on 15th Street, north of I Street. Opening in 1866, the Blessed Martin de Porres School and Chapel soon became the center of a separate Black parish, Saint Augustine's. In 1961 the church merged with the predominantly White Saint Paul's Church at this corner to form Saints Paul and Augustine Church. Twenty-one years later, the church returned to the name Saint Augustine's.

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St. Augustine's chapel at 15th and I Streets, NW.
St. Augustine Church.

Greater U Street Historic District, DC
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC - Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323633 N 4309674
Decimal Degrees38.91826667, -77.03433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.096', W 77° 2.06'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 5.76" N, 77° 2' 3.60" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2129-2199 15th St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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