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The North East Nazarene Camp

Its Architecture

 
 
The North East Nazarene Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., December 15, 2020
1. The North East Nazarene Camp Marker
Inscription.  The North East Nazarene Camp's design stemmed from 19th-century camp meeting planning and practices. The tabernacle acted as the heart of the property. It was surrounded by a rectilinear arrangement of small frame cottages built and owned by families who attended camp meetings every year. The tabernacle, cottages, and other buildings were nestled within groves of oak trees. The vegetation, which also lined the primary roadways in and around the camp, reinforcing its natural setting as part of the religious experience.

[caption] Dining Hall in the mid-1980s (photo by the Wetzel family).

Camp Size

In 2009, 208 cottages, 112 RV lots, 10 tent camp sites, two hotels, two nursery buildings, three tabernacles, a bookstore, dining hall, Snack Shack, and main entry gate were documented at the site, along with maintenance, utility, laundry, restroom, and recreational facilities.

[sign in picture] Boyd M. Long Memorial Tabernacle

Boyd M. Long Tabernacle

Built in the late 1930s, the building resembled similar tabernacles
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in the area--one story in height, rectangular in plan, made of wood, and left largely open to the elements. The design included an elevated stage and a gradually rising floor extending away from the stage to enable a better view for the audience. The open feeling was aided by the use of "Howe” trusses in the roof design, which allowed for a 136-foot long uninterrupted space below. This made the Long Tabernacle one of the largest in the region (photo by Dovetail Cultural Resource Group).

[tags in picture] Top Cord [;] Truss Web [;] Bottom Cord
 
Erected by Trammel Crow and North East Commons, LLC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 39° 36.746′ N, 75° 57.035′ W. Marker is in North East, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Gateway Drive 0.1 miles west of North East Road (Maryland Route 272), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The North East Nazarene Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The North East Nazarene Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); North East (approx. 0.9 miles away); In recognition
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(approx. one mile away); St. Mary Anne’s Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cecil County Memorial Post (approx. 1½ miles away); William Marston Hogue, PhD (approx. 1½ miles away); Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North East.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 19, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 7, 2021