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100-5015-0002 Beulah Baptist Church

Beulah Baptist Church
Photo credit: DHR, 2013

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VLR Listing Date 09/10/2003

NRHP Listing Date 01/16/2004

NRHP Reference Number 03001424

Beulah Baptist Church is listed in the registers under the African American Historic Resources of Alexandria multiple property documentation form. The church is associated with African Americans for education and both social and religious civic developments. It was the first church organized in Alexandria after Federal troops occupied the city in 1861 and was the first contraband school that the church’s founding members formed. Built in 1863, the Beulah Baptist Church is a front gable-roofed, freestanding brick structure located at 320 South Washington Street on the edge of “the Bottoms,” a historically African American neighborhood.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: December 6, 2022