Grace Reformed Church, Sunday School, and Parish House

Grace Reformed Church comprises several attached buildings constructed between 1892 and 1912.

Erected as a national memorial to the Reformed Church in the United States, Grace Reformed Church was constructed between 1902 and 1903, following the plans of noted architects Paul Pelz and A. A. Ritcher. The church is designed in an elegant Gothic Revival style and is rich with sculptural ornamentation credited to the noted Washington, DC sculptor James Farrington Earley. The Sunday School building was erected between 1911 and 1912, according to the plans of architect Paul J. Pelz, and continues the Gothic Revival style of the church. The Parish House, designed by W. H. H. Knight in a Victorian rowhouse form, is an integral part of the complex. Constructed in 1892, it preceded the erection of the church and Sunday school buildings.

Grace Reformed Church's Washington congregation was established in 1868 and has been located on this site since 1880. Theodore Roosevelt was a member of the congregation and laid the cornerstone of the building. He regularly attended services during his presidency.

DC Inventory: January 16, 1991
National Register: April 18, 1991



1405 15th Street, NW