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Old St. Paul's
 
Old St. Paul's Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, June 7, 2008
1. Old St. Paul's Marker
The new marker.
 
Inscription. St. Paul's Church (Episcopal) stands on the only property that has remained under the same ownership since the original survey of Baltimore Town in 1730. In that year, Lot. No. 19, the highest point in the new town, was granted to St. Paul's Parish; nine years later, the city's first public place of worship opened its doors. All Episcopal churches in Baltimore trace their lineage to this parish, which was established in 1692, the first place of worship being in Patapsco Neck.

Three churches have succeeded the original structure on this lot. The fourth and present basilica style church, built in 1856, was designed by Richard Upjohn, the noted architect whose most famous work is the Gothic Trinity Church in New York. A six-story bell tower was part of the original plans for St. Paul's, but was never completed.

Marble reliefs of Moses and Christ, sculped by Antonio Capellano, ornamented the third church of 1812, which burned in 1854. The plaques were salvaged from the fire and reinstalled on the present church. Among the oldest examples of architectural sculpture in the county, the plaques also escaped Baltimore's Great Fire of 1904.
 
Erected by the City of Baltimore, The Vestry of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Inc., sponsor and William Donald Schaefer, mayor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the
 
Old St. Pauls Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
2. Old St. Pauls Marker
The old marker, which had virtually identical text to the new one.
 
Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.52′ N, 76° 36.911′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of North Charles Street and East Saratoga Street, on the right when traveling north on North Charles Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown’s Arcade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rectory of Old St. Paul’s Parish (about 600 feet away); Women's Industrial Exchange (about 600 feet away); To Commemorate the Inauguration of a Chemical Industry in America (about 600 feet away); John H. B. Latrobe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Bicentennial Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baltimore City Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beehler Umbrella Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a drawing of "Upjohn's original design." At the bottom of the marker is a "view of the second church on this site."
 
Also see . . .  Old St. Paul's: A brief history and tour. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Old St. Paul's Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
3. Old St. Paul's
 
 
Old St. Paul's and the skyscrapers surrounding it. Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 12, 2008
4. Old St. Paul's and the skyscrapers surrounding it.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,752 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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