Successful Sale of Historic Third Baptist Church in Washington DC

The Third Baptist Church in Washington DC recently sold to the Church of the Advent.
The Third Baptist Church in Washington DC recently sold to the Church of the Advent.

NAI Michael is pleased to announce the successful sale of the historic Third Baptist Church property located at 1542 & 1546 5th Street, NW in Washington, DC. 

Marcus Daniels, a Vice President at NAI Michael, played a pivotal role in facilitating this sale with a hands-on approach as the listing agent for the property.  NAI Michael is a leading commercial real estate firm in the DC Metro area and has a particularly rich history in assisting religious institutions with significant real estate transactions. Daniels and NAI Michael represented the seller in the transfer of this property, which marks an important chapter in the history of this community landmark.

The Third Baptist Church, established in 1857, holds the unique distinction of being the third oldest African American church in Washington DC. Listed on the National Historic Register of Places, this iconic structure has stood as a symbol of cultural and historical significance for generations. The church, along with its educational building, boasts a combined total of 22,000 square feet and was sold for $3,925,000. The buyer, the Church of the Advent, expressed their commitment to preserving the rich heritage of the Third Baptist Church building while utilizing the space for worship services, community programming, and ministry work.

“I am honored to have been a part of this transaction, facilitating the transition of such a significant historic property to a new chapter in its life. The Third Baptist Church has been a cornerstone in the community, and I am confident that the Church of the Advent will continue to uphold its legacy while contributing to the neighborhood in meaningful ways,” said Daniels.

The Church of the Advent, a well-respected institution with a strong community focus, expressed excitement about their plans for the property. In addition to continuing the tradition of worship services, the church intends to engage in various community programs that will benefit the residents of Shaw neighborhood and Washington, DC. The ministry work planned for the space aligns with the Church of the Advent’s commitment to make a positive impact in the community. 

The successful sale of the Third Baptist Church property not only marks a significant real estate transaction but also underscores the importance of preserving and repurposing historic landmarks for the benefit of the community. Daniels and NAI Michael remain dedicated to this principal, and to serving its clients with excellence through its brokerage services while contributing to the continued growth and vitality of the community and the Washington DC metropolitan area.