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Metropolitan AME Church

The Metropolitan AME Church, at 1518 M St. NW, is the National Cathedral of African Methodism. The church was built in 1886. Designed by Samuel G.T. Morsell in the Victorian Gothic style, it is red brick with granite trim. The funerals of Frederick Douglass and Rosa Parks were held in this church. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.