Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church

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The Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church is an African Methodist Episcopal Church located in Hyattsville, Maryland.

History[edit]

The congregation, one of America's historically black churches, was founded in 1919 by members of the Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Southwest Washington who wished to organize an African Methodist Episcopal congregation in the neighborhood where they lived. By the late 1940s, the congregation had outgrown the small building in which it met, and, after considering expansion plans, decided to purchase a synagogue building erected in 1908 by the Adas Israel Congregation, now known as the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.[1][2]

On March 1, 2003, after 52 years in the building at Sixth and I, the congregation dedicated its new building in Hyattsville.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Phyllis Myers (August 14, 2005). "The Temple That Traveled". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]

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Coordinates: 38°58′45″N 76°58′51″W / 38.97917°N 76.98083°W / 38.97917; -76.98083