The Church of the Epiphany

The Church of the Epiphany, at 1317 G St. NW, was built in 1844 and is still an active parish.  It was built in the Gothic Revival style, by architect John W. Harkness.
It is the only pre-war church to survive in D.C.  Before the Civil War, it was in an area whose residents were generally southern sympathizers, and Jefferson Davis was a member while he was a Senator. From the Cultural Tourism DC booklet:  “The Reverend Charles Hall, Epiphany’s rector, balanced his Southern sympathies with loyalty to the Union. He was so persuasive that Secretary of War Edwin Stanton accepted his invitation to worship at Epiphany.”

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