Midcity at the Crossroads
—Shaw Heritage Trail —In 1904 members of Washington, DC's "Greek Colony" — mostly recently arrived immigrant men — held the city's first Greek Orthodox church service above a warehouse on Indiana Avenue near Seventh Street, NW. In the years that followed, they held religious services in various rented locations including the former Adas Israel synagogue, then at Sixth and G Streets, NW. Yearning for a home of their own, the congregation purchased land in 1913 at what was a northeast corner of Eighth and L Streets, approximately where the door to the Convention Center is on the block to your left.
|Placed By||Events DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 1:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324667 N 4308089|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90420000, -77.02200000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.252', W 77° 1.32'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 15.12" N, 77° 1' 19.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701-899 L St NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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