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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. John's Church

 
 
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
1. St. John's Church Marker
Inscription. Construction was begun in August of 1872 with the cornerstone being laid on September 4, 1872. Opening services were held on October 11, 1875. Cruciform in shape and Gothic in style, the structure is made of native blue hammered limestone complimented by red sandstone trim. The stone spire added in 1881 is highly unusual in that it is made completely of stone, reportedly one of only five such spires in the country. The interior of the church is highlighted by an exquisite oak reredos, carved by skilled European craftsmen and shown at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. A bronze panel is prominently featured in the center of the reredos. The chancel is divided from the nave by a wrought iron rood screen. There are three aisles with a vaulted ceiling which exposes decorative rafters and braces. The pews are oiled walnut and chestnut, and the wainscoting is composed of beaded walnut and chestnut planks. Handsome, stained glass windows further enhance the space. This is the third site of the church.
 
Location. 39° 38.548′ N, 77° 43.531′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Prospect Street and West Antietam Street, on the right when traveling south on South Prospect Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. John's Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
2. St. John's Church
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagerstonians in the Civil War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shenandoah Valley Railroad (about 300 feet away); Mount Prospect (about 500 feet away); Treatment of the Wounded (about 600 feet away); Hagerstonians In The Civil War (about 600 feet away); The Cumberland Valley Railroad (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Hagerstonians In The Civil War (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Hagerstonians in the Civil War (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  St. John's Church. A brief history of the church. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
3. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Located at the church entrance.
Inscription above Church Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
4. Inscription above Church Entrance
Also notice the red sandstone trimming above the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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