Washington, DC

“Dear PoP,

Any idea about what might be going up where this building once stood on M street, between 7th and 6th streets?
I took these pictures right before Christmas, and now it is entirely demolished.

From the looks of it, this building was probably from the 1850s or 1860s. Anyone know the history behind this building, or what is now going up in it’s former location?”

Looks like the building was affiliated with The United House of Prayer for All People from 601 M St, NW. Cultural Tourism DC writes:

“601 M Street, NW
Washington, DC

The United House of Prayer for All People, Church on the Rock of the Apostolic Faith, was incorporated in 1927 by Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace (1881-1960). Originally from the Cape Verde Islands, Grace was one of several Washington religious leaders, including Elder Lightfoot Michaux, offering worshipers an expressive alternative to traditional Protestantism.”

Anyone know any other details? Anyone know what is going to be built here?


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