First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria

First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria (HM1H56)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.093', W 77° 2.597'

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"Old Presbyterian Meeting House"


Panel 1 - upper middle of east face:


The
First Presbyterian Church of
Alexandria
founded A.D. 1772
House of worship erected 1774.
Destroyed by lightning July 20, 1835.
Rebuilt on the same lot A.D. 1836.




Panel 2 - lower-middle of east face:


May 9, 1798

Having been proclaimed a day of fasting and prayer
by the President of the United States (JOHN ADAMS)
because of the danger of
war with France
GEORGE WASHINGTON
attended in this church the
proclamation sermon
preached that day by
Reverend James Muir, D.D.

Erected by
The Washington Society of Alexandria
May 9, 1938




Panel 3 - above the steps, north corner of east face:

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
Originally Built 1775
Rebuilt After Fire 1837
Details
HM NumberHM1H56
Tags
Year Placed1938
Placed ByThe Washington Society of Alexandria, U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322567 N 4296737
Decimal Degrees38.80155000, -77.04328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.093', W 77° 2.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 5.58" N, 77° 2' 35.82" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 321 S Fairfax St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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