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Macedonia Baptist Church was organized in 1866 by Reverend James William Howard. It is considered the oldest black Baptist church in Anacostia. Along with the Hillsdale School, it is one of the early institutions built by Barry Farm residents. During the late 1860s, approximately 150 families moved to Barry Farm to take advantage of the land and building materials made available through the Freedmen's Bureau. Many came from substandard alley dwellings in old parts of Georgetown and Washington, where they had been members of First Baptist Church, Georgetown, organized by Reverend Sandy Alexander.

The current church was erected in 1948.

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