April 20, 2017 - Juan Montas

Annotated Bibliography 9&10

  1. Exhibit:

Broadway, Bill, and Hamil R. Harris. “A NEW PLACE FOR AN OLD CONGREGATION.” The Washington Post, March 14, 1998. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1998/03/14/a-new-place-for-an-old-congregation/8e5fca17-c537-456a-9acf-dd5dadc6c3c5/?utm_term=.6f3dfc6b27ef.

In this article, Bill Broadway and Hamil R. Harris publish in the Washington Post how the Shiloh Baptist Church was reinstated in 1998. The author’s discuss how this fire that occurred in 1991 served as something good because change started to happen. Therefore, as the title of the article says it this is “A New Place For An Old Congregation.” This means that with the $12 million reconstruction going on there is an opportunity provided to rebuild and remodel the church itself by giving it another modernist style. Although a remodeling might be necessary for the church in the inside by adding glass and making it more modern the outside walls should be kept brick to provide a touch of the old congregation that built the place back in 1863.

I plan to use this article to inform because it talks about a past and future in the church. This fire back in 1991 served as innovation since it was the first actual reconstruction the church had since its founding. By integrating this source with the other ones it serves as a before and after in history. The other source has to do with the beginnings of the Shiloh Baptist Church therefore it will be very easy to connect these two sources and make them work as a duo.


  1. Background

Richard Layman. “Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Losing My Religion: Shiloh Baptist Church and Neighborhood Destabilization.” Accessed April 12, 2017.


In this article the author mentions how gentrification has skipped 9th street here in DC and that it is mainly due to the amount of properties the Shiloh Baptist Church has. Richard Layman, the author, gives his opinion by sharing three reasons why he believes there has been a skip in gentrification. First of all he says that the regulations of selling alcohol in liquor stores near churches are different. Second of all Layman explains how churches are usually empty, which gives the neighborhood a sense of being unsafe and unclean, and lastly the church has too many vacant properties they do not use or have intention of selling. Along with 9th street the Shiloh Baptist Church was skipped by gentrification due to the fact that the place hasn’t undergone a process of renovation making it look like it is dirty or unsafe to live around this place.

This is an image of the main entrance of the Shiloh Baptist Church. This is a big property the church has and it is not the only one.

I plan to use this article to articulate how the Shiloh Baptist Church is being seen as an unsafe place and give my opinion on why this view must change. This place is religious and as such it’s duty is to help everyone that needs assistance. Nobody would want to go to an unsafe neighborhood therefore the reputation 9th street has needs to be polished by a remodeling of the place. This source can be used along with other ones to express how the church and most importantly 9th street is not being used wisely in the sense that it is called unsafe to be here.


Annotated Bibliography

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