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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Identification

St. John's Episcopal Church
Church of Presidents
272173

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
yellow
neo-classicism

Usages

church

Facts

  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe's small church in the shape of a greek cross was altered with an extension to the west in 1820, and the completion of the existing tower in 1822.
  • It was substantially rebuilt by James Renwick in 1883. He added columns and an arch on the east end, small extensions to the north and south for dressing chambers, heating, and a study, and enlarged the windows to allow stained glass installations.
  • The church is the closest to the White House, located a little more than 1 block to the southwest across Lafayette Square.
  • Every chief executive since the 4th President, James Madison (1809-1817), has worshipped at this church. A pew is reserved for the First Family.

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Location

1525 H Street NW
801 16th Street NW
1525 H Street NW
20006
Washington
District of Columbia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1816
1883

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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