Fletcher Chapel (Church of God and Saints of Christ)

Fletcher Chapel, also known as Church of God or Saints of Christ Church, is a historic chapel located in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

One of the oldest surviving houses of worship in the city, representative of the early city's simple wood frame architecture; rare surviving example of the romantic, picturesque design principles popularized by landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing in the ante-bellum period; site of the founding meeting (June 23, 1893) of the Anti-Saloon League, an important Temperance organization influential in achieving passage of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; first building associated with the Church of God and Saints of Christ, an African-American denomination (founded in 1903 by William Saunders Crowdy) which now has congregations throughout the U.S. and in other nations

Built between 1854 and 1857 as a mission church of McKendree Methodist Church (established 1845); one story with front-gable roof, stuccoed walls (originally vertical board-and-batten siding), arched windows

DC Designation: September 26, 1996
National Register: August 14, 1997

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401 New York Avenue, NW