The congregation, founded by former slaves, sold its longtime home in the District and prepared to move to Largo, Md. Now work on a new sanctuary has stopped for lack of financing. The property is at risk of foreclosure, and the congregation is without a permanent home.
Feb. 20, 2014 A torn sign of the Metropolitan Baptist Church that was left unrepaired in Largo, Md. The historical African American church, founded in 1864, sold its building in D.C. to build this $30 million-dollar complex but financing halted the project. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post Buy Photo