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St. John's Church, Washington DC

St. John's Church - Washington DC, District of Columbia
St. John's Church
1525 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005Map
Lafayette Square
+1 202 347 8766
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

Because of its close proximity to the White House, St John's has become known as the "Church of the Presidents." In fact, since its establishment in 1815, every chief executive has attended services here; some on a regular basis. Pew 54 has been designated the "Presidents Pew." It was designed by Henry LaTrobe, who also did the restoration of the U.S. Capitol and White House after the War of 1812. In the 1870s, the plain glass windows were gradually replaced with exquisitely crafted stained glass depicting presidents and other notable parishioners.

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St. John's Church General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: McPherson Square
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