All Souls Bell Tower

Partners in PreservationPartners in Preservation, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has chosen All Souls and 23 other historic places in and around DC to compete to win up to $100,000 in grant funding. All Souls will put any grant money awarded us to preserving our tower, which houses our priceless Revere Bell. Cast by Joseph Revere (Paul’s son) in 1822 for the congregation’s first church at 6th and D Streets NW, the bell has hung in all three of our church homes and still regular rings in celebration and tolls in memorial. Once an official town bell that sounded the alarm in cases of fire, it was decommissioned after the congregation used it to honor John Brown on the day of his 1859 execution. It was thereafter disparaged as the “Abolition Bell,” a moniker the congregation proudly adopted.

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Listen to the Revere "Abolition" Bell pealing