Mount Zion United Methodist Church

1334 29th St., NW., Washington, District of Columbia

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey J. Alexander, Photographer May 1968 EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

This simple brick building with Gothic Revival details is typical of a number of Negro churches built in Georgetown during the latter half of the nineteenth century. It houses one of the oldest Negro congregations in the District of Columbia. (An earlier structure, built before 1830 and used by the congregation until 1880, was known as a station of the underground railroad around the time of the Civil War.) -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 1975
Reference number
75002051
Architectural style
Victorian: Gothic
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1876; 1884; 1904

Tags 

19th Century (36,292)
African-American heritage (1,531)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1876 (358)
Built during 1870s (4,801)
Church (5,394)
District of Columbia (524)
Gothic (1,425)
Place of worship (5,743)
Private owner (54,397)
Sandstone (4,862)
Slate (5,715)
Victorian (19,690)
Washington, District of Columbia (524)

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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