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St. John's Church, Sixteenth & H Streets Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC


St. John's Church, Sixteenth & H Streets Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



Significance: The original portion (1816) with the major addition (1820) is one of the older existing churches of the city. The central dome and transepts have been modified little from the original work of Benjamin H. Latrobe, and the building is a notable example of the Classical Revival (Greco-Roman) Period. Soon after its opening a pew was assigned to the family of President James Madison, and he and the next five presidents attended regularly. Since that time it has been known as "the church of the Presidents", and it is associated with many figures and events of the National Capital. In 1961 it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-18
Survey number: HABS DC-19
Building/structure dates: 1816 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1822 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1836 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1842 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1865 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1883 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000868



1933 - 1970


Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
LaTrobe, Benjamin H
Kemp of Maryland
Skinner, Richard
Dearing & Johnson
Wies, John D
McKim, Mead & White
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
Hall, Jennifer L, transmitter


Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.93809, -77.04493
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