Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.)

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The Church of the Epiphany
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Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.) is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.)
Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.) is located in the District of Columbia
Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.)
Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.) is located in the US
Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.)
Location 1317 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′52.53″N 77°1′49.8″W / 38.8979250°N 77.030500°W / 38.8979250; -77.030500Coordinates: 38°53′52.53″N 77°1′49.8″W / 38.8979250°N 77.030500°W / 38.8979250; -77.030500
Built 1844
NRHP Reference # 71000996 [1]
Added to NRHP September 10, 1971

The Church of the Epiphany, built in 1844,[2] is an historic Episcopal church located at 1317 G Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C.. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1971.

The parish had been organized in 1842, and the new building consecrated in 1852. During the next five years, a tower, transepts and chancel were added. In 1858, the congregation established the Epiphany Church home to help the poor and sick.[3] The American Civil War split the congregation. As Senator, Jefferson Davis had rented pew no. 14, and three of his children were confirmed at the church. After secession, when Davis moved to Richmond, Virginia and became the Confederacy's President, that pew was rented by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. On March 6, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln attended the funeral of General Frederick Lander at this church, which also served as a hospital between May and December of that year.[4]

National Register listing[edit]

  • Church of the Epiphany ** (added 1971 - Building - #71000996)
  • 1317 G St., NW., Washington
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Harkness,John W.
  • Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
  • Area of Significance: Religion, Architecture
  • Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1850–1874
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Religion
  • Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Washington City August 15, 1843 [Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun.] The Sun (1837-1985); Aug 16, 1843; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Baltimore Sun (1837-1985) pg. 4
  3. ^ "Parish History". epiphanydc.org. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.edow.org/about/the-diocese/about-the-diocese/history

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