Bromo Arts District in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Grace and St. Peter's Church
Built for Grace Church in 1852, this was one of the first Gothic Revival churches in the South to use Connecticut brownstone. St. Peter's Church, founded in 1802, and Grace Church, founded in 1850, were united in 1912. This union is symbolized by the emblem shown.
Scholars consider the structure to be one of the most authentic and elegant English Gothic Revival churches in Baltimore. Designed by the noted architects Niernsee and Neilson, scholars consider it to be a copy of St. Marks Church in Philadelphia, designed by John Notman. Niersee and Neilson's design is regarded as a break from the simple, rectangular church towards a more fully dimensional form, similar to many parish churches in England. The white marble font with the bowl held by a kneeling angel was designed by the famous Danish sculptor Thorwaldsen. Stained glass windows imported from Hardman of Birmingham, England, and Mayer of Munich, Germany, embellish the interior.
The Church has since 1949 sponsored and housed Grace and St. Peter's School, originally founded as St. Peter's School in 1806. Until 1871, St. Peter's School was the oldest free school in
Erected by the City of Baltimore, Grace and St. Peter's Church, sponsor, and William Donald Schaefer, Mayor.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers series list.
Location. 39° 17.859′ N, 76° 37.098′ W. Marker is in the Bromo Arts District in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 707 Park Avenue, 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. Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon (a few steps from this marker); Maryland Historical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); In Full Glory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Enoch Pratt House (within shouting distance of this marker); H. Irvine Keyser (within shouting distance of this marker); On To Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); King Gambrinus, 1879 (about Revival (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bromo Arts District.
More about this marker. The marker includes an early photograph of the church and a drawing of the church emblem.
Also see . . . Grace and St. Peter's Church. (Submitted on March 7, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.