106-Year-Old Alexander Memorial Baptist Church in DC Has Been Sold to Developer

106-Year-Old Alexander Memorial Baptist Church in DC Has Been Sold to Developer
Alexander Memorial Baptist Church WJLA SCREENSHOT

Declining attendance at the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, located in the posh Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is said to have prompted the sale of the church, which will be turned into condominiums or townhouses. 

Soon, the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, a historic, century-old black church in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., will be no more, according to WJLA.

The church is being sold for $6.5 million to a developer, with plans to turn it into either condominiums or townhouses, according to the news station. The reason for the sale is decreasing attendance at the church, WJLA reports.

“That’s my home,” church member Charlotte Thomas, 76, told WJLA. “It’s gonna be gone, and we really don’t have no place to go.”

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Source: The Root | 

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