And now Li'l Pub is closed, signs down, permits in door. Will it retain the green?
In 1897, residents of the rural section of Washington, north of Florida Avenue known as Brightwood, got together and decided there should be a Catholic Church in that area of the city. Thus, in 1900, with the assistance of Cardinal Gibbons and a parcel of land donated by one of the members, the construction of the frame church began, On February 3, 1901, the first mass was celebrated in the new Church of the Nativity.
By 1924 it became apparent that there was a huge need for a parish school. During that same year, there was a fire that caused extensive damage to the church. The parishioners again banded together and successfully raised funds to repair the first church and build a new church and a school on the second floor for approximately 400 students. The school opened on September 8, 1925 and the first mass was celebrated in the new church in December of that same year. That building is now the Nativity Catholic Academy.
The parish was flourishing, and the church was too small to accommodate the growing community. In 1933, a large parcel of property on 13th Street, NW was purchased and in 1940 ground was broken on this land for the present structure. The building was completed in 1942 and the first Mass was conducted in lower church on Sunday, September 26, 1942. The cornerstone and dedication of the church took place on December 6, 1942.
Looks inviting. Thanks for sharing
How did I miss this statue? Like #1
Nice old style post office.
Interesting how things change. This is now the temporary home of the Glenmont fire station while a new station is constructed on the old Glenmont Elementary School site.
What year was this pic taken?
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