Category: 19th century religious architecture

President Teddy Roosevelt’s Church

Grace Reformed Church, 15th St. was where Teddy belonged when he was president, and during his term he laid the cornerstone for the building, which was designed by Paul Pelz and A.A. Richter, with sculpture by James F. Earley.  Pelz is best known as Image half of the team that designed the Library of Congress.  While Roosevelt walked to church, he is best known for his horse riding prowess against the Spaniards.