Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Zion Lutheran Church
In 1807-08 George Rohrback and Johann Mackenheimer, both members of the congregation designed the present church facing Gay Street. The adjoining parish hall and tower, added in 1912-13, were designed by T. W. Pietsch.
The eminent scholar Henry Scheib, sixth pastor of Zion Church, founder “Scheibís School” in 1836. For decades, the bilingual school was a landmark in liberal education, attended by children of different faiths. Zionís many traditions include a language school, a weekly service in German and the hospitable practice of opening the garden at midday for those who seek a quiet lunchtime retreat.
Inside the church there is a 15,000 volume library of German theological works and a collection of Victorian and Art Nouveau stained glass windows. The two represented below depict the diverse contributions of the German inhabitants of Baltimore ranging from shipping to singing.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 17.481′ N, 76° 36.604′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Lexington Street and Holliday Street, on the left on East Lexington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover Holliday Street: A Stage for Culture, Politics, and Worship (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Peale's Baltimore Museum - 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peale Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Negro Heroes of the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); Peale's Baltimore Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore (within shouting distance of this marker); Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
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