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Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church-Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 17.870 W 076° 36.923
18S E 360705 N 4351072
Quick Description: Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church-Conceived as a "Cathedral of Methodism" the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church was completed on Noveber 12, 1872 in what was then the outskirts of the city.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2019 2:41:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM11K9H
Views: 1

Long Description:
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church-Conceived as a "Cathedral of Methodism" the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church was completed on Noveber 12, 1872 in what was then the outskirts of the city. The church was designed by local architects Thomas Dixon and Charles Carson and is constructed of six different types of stone, including green serpentine.

The building celebrates the glory of God's creation. Nature themes predominate in the stained glass and carvings. The pews, made of American walnut, were hand-carved by one man and took seven years to complete. The main sanctuary seats 900 people. The stained glass rose window is modeled after the one in the Notre Dame Cathedral in France.

A second sanctuary, located on the second floor, was built for more intimate gatherings with seating for 300. The pews in this second sanctuary were removed during World War I to provide sleeping quarters for troops pasisng through Baltimore.

The church is on the site of the mansion of Charles Howard, son of John Eager Howard, who was married to Elizabeth Phoebe Key. John Eager Howard donated the land for the Washington Monument. The father of Elizabeth Key, Francis Scott Key, author of the Star-Spangled Banner, died here while visiting his daughters home in 1843.

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The Washington Monument, Baltimore. This view of Mount Vernon Place, circa 1848, shows the home of Charles and Phoebe Key Howard ot the right of the monument.

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Troops passing through Baltimore during WWI are treated to a meal in the church social hall.
Group that erected the marker: Baltimore City Heritage Area-Sheila Dixon, Mayor of Baltimore

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
10 E Mount Vernon Place
Intersection with West Lafayette Ave
Baltimore, MD USA
21202


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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