From 2008 to 2018, the Capitol Hill neighborhood lost just over 40% of its religious properties, and an additional 6% are currently for sale.
This snapshot of the story of sacred spaces in just one DC neighborhood is quite sobering. What will this number be in another 5 years? Another 10? Another 20? How many more will be lost?
Despite the important role religious institutions have played in the social, economic and religious history of the city, a wide-ranging survey of DC's places of worship- past and present- does not currently exist. Sacred Spaces Conservancy is in the process of taking a comprehensive look at the city's places of worship, as we map out their locations, their impacts and their future plans.
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*Capitol Hill map design by Olivier Ballou