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Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life.

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture


The Old Landmark Made New
"Building for Community"

Urban storefronts. Soaring mosques. Gothic cathedrals. Victorian edifices. Towering temples. Intimate sanctuaries. Mega-church auditoriums. Black American church structures are bisible expressions of spirit and faith. They are often solid symbols of the community identity. The buildings lend character and definition to the sklylines and streetscapes of communities across the nation. Many church buildings are key landmarks in their communities.

United House of Prayer's Charlotte Mission
The United House of Prayer's Charlotte Mission on Seventh Street, northwest Washington, D.C., was recently renovated to incorporate several church architectural and heritage styles.

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