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Mount Vernon in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

 
 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 8, 2021
1. Emmanuel Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  
Emmanuel Church held its first service an dedication in October of 1854.

Fifty years thereafter, a series of architectural changes and additions began. The chancel was enlarged to provide choir seating and an organ. Above a marble altar, a carved stone reredos was placed. Over this a large "Tree of the Church" window was installed. A baptistry was added, centered by a marble angel sculpted by the lauded Daniel Chester French in the likeness of his thirteen-year-old daughter. In recognition of the end of World War I, a Chapel of Peace was constructed. Stained glass windows by LaFarge, Tiffany and Kempe of London were installed throughout the church.

Balconies on each side of the nave were removed, as was the original tower. The Christmas tower of Continental Gothic design replaced the original tower. Just above the center door the Holy Family is depicted with a choir of child angels playing musical instruments. The three magi stand midway up the tower.

From Read Street, there is an entrance to a chapel that seats sixty people. In this chapel General George Marshall was married with General John J. Pershing
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acting as his best man. Historically, notable preaching has come from this pulpit and in 1928 the Book of Common Prayer was ratified here. In the same year Wallis Warfield Simpson, future Duchess of Windsor, was baptized here.

Baltimore City Heritage Area
Baltimore City Historic District

 
Erected by City of Baltimore, Sheila Dixon, Mayor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1854.
 
Location. 39° 17.97′ N, 76° 37.022′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Mount Vernon. Marker is at the intersection of Cathedral Street and West Read Street, on the left when traveling south on Cathedral Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Cathedral St, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Professional Arts Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 800-810 Cathedral Street Row Houses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Morison (about 300 feet away); Henry August Rowland House (about 400 feet
Emmanuel Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 8, 2021
2. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
away); The Latrobe Building (about 400 feet away); The Revels (about 400 feet away); Building High Society: Captains of Commerce (about 500 feet away); The American Psychoanalytic Association (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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