1957 Church Survey: Third Church of God

Okay I had to look at the old Shaw map to figure out if this was in Mount Vernon Square or Shaw or both. The answer is both. The Mount Vernon Square historical district overlaps with parts of Shaw. The the other question was, “Is this the church on New Jersey Ave?”  Yup, 3rd Street, … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey: Third Church of God

1957 Church Survey- New Hope Baptist

Some Church Survey posts are chock full of information, and some got nada. And that is New Hope Baptist Church. CS 49 New Hope Baptist by Mm Inshaw   I looked up the address on Google and according to Streetview, the True Gospel Baptist Church is at that spot now. And just for my own … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey- New Hope Baptist

1957 Church Survey: National City Christian- Random church not in Shaw

I know it has been a good long while since I’ve put out the church surveys, so here’s a quick refresher. So the city and other authorities conducted a survey of churches in the Northwest Urban Renewal Area, which was a precursor to the Shaw School Urban Renewal Area, which is just now known as … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey: National City Christian- Random church not in Shaw

1957 Church Survey: Asbury Methodist Church- Random church not in Shaw

So the Methodists are in the news these days and I need to get back to posting parts of the October 1957 Northwest Urban Renewal Church Survey. So here we have Asbury Methodist Church, at 1100 K St NW (not in Shaw) which was and still is an African-American church. The more I look at … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey: Asbury Methodist Church- Random church not in Shaw

1957 Church Survey: 3 Churches

The 1957 Church Survey of Northwest Urban Renewal Churches typically provides a lot of information. Sometimes it tells what the class and racial makeup of the church was in that period of time. And sometimes it is just bare bone location and public record info. Instead of having 3 separate posts for churches with bare … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey: 3 Churches

1957 Church Survey: Berean Baptist Church

I don’t know if the “Historic” Berean Baptist Church off Rhode Island Avenue NE in a building that looks like a bank, circa 1987, is in anyway related to this Berean Baptist Church, formerly at 2033 11th St NW. More than likely it’s the plain old Berean Baptist Church on Madison St. NW. The current … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey: Berean Baptist Church

1957 Church Survey: 12th Street Christian

 So once again I dip into the 1957 Northwest Urban Renewal Area Church Survey, this time it is Twelfth Street Christian Church tucked back at 1812 12th Street NW. Looking at the survey, it was a black church, still is, and very active. It was 50% white collar at the time of the survey, with … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey: 12th Street Christian

1957 Church Survey: St. Augustine Catholic Church

I mentioned this one earlier this month, well its school, as it is one of 3 private schools in Shaw. Anywho, St. Augustine is at 1717 15th St NW, on the upper end of the neighborhood. It was a big church with a chunk of the parishioners (50%) in the urban renewal survey area. I’m … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey: St. Augustine Catholic Church

1957 Church Survey- Vermont Avenue Baptist

I should sneak a Shaw church in this run of random churches. Vermont Avenue Baptist is at 1630 Vermont Avenue NW. In 1957 Vt Av was a HUGE church claiming 3,600 members. They had 3 Sunday services with over two thousand congregants showing up on any given Sunday. It was a predominately white collar Black … Continue reading 1957 Church Survey- Vermont Avenue Baptist