Our Lady of Exxon

Rosslyn Methodist TempleThis is one of the most interesting mixed-use buildings I’ve ever encountered. I don’t know hardly anything about its history, but figured since Arlington was part of the District at one time, it belongs here.

Here’s the kicker. The upper portion of the building is a church, and the lower portion is a gas station.

Chevron at Methodist ChurchIts a Methodist church, not Catholic, and its currently a Chevron station, not an Exxon, but I’ve frequently heard it referred to as Our Lady of Exxon. 

They both function rather well in the space, but I can’t imagine what would have induced someone to even propose such a marriage.

Its right off the Rosslyn Metro stop at the corner of Nash and Fort Myer Drive, if you ever get an urge to see it in person.


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