St. John's Episcopal Church

Also known as: New Church, Church on Richmond Hill
E. Broad St. between 24th and 25th Sts., Richmond, Virginia

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Description 

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered his "Liberty or Death" speech here. Addressed to Virginia's General Assembly, it moved the members to put the colony into a state of defense. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 20, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000920
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1775
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

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