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Chapel of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple

 
 
Chapel of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 17, 2008
1. Chapel of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple Marker
Inscription. This chapel designed by Maximilien Godefroy represents a unique combination of French Gothic and classical architecture; it was built of English brick and trimmed with Acquia Creek sandstone and stucco. The cornerstone was dedicated by Bishop Carroll on June 16, 1808.

From 1808 to 1809, the basement chapel was used by Mother Elizabeth Seton: in this chapel, she and her followers took their first vows. In 1829, the Oblate Sisters of Providence were founded here by Father Jourbert.

In 1916, the interior of the main chapel was remodeled - the altar was moved further back into the apse; tile flooring and oak pews were installed in the nave. At the same time, the chapel's steeple was removed.

In 1959-1960, the chapel was exteriorly renovated by James Cox & Son, Inc.
 
Location. 39° 17.739′ N, 76° 37.416′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from North Paca Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of St. Mary's Seminary Chapel, which cannot be seen from the street. It can be accessed from the parking lot of St. Mary's Spiritual Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 North Paca Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Seminary ( here,
The three markers in front of St. Mary's Seminary Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. The three markers in front of St. Mary's Seminary Chapel
This marker is the one on the left.
next to this marker); St. Mary's Seminary Chapel ( a few steps from this marker); Mother Seton House ( within shouting distance of this marker); Orchard Street Church ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oblate Sisters of Providence ( about 700 feet away); Take a Stroll Down the Main Street of the African American Experience ( approx. 0.2 miles away); John Eager Howard ( approx. 0.2 miles away); G. Krug & Son ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
St. Mary's Seminary Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. St. Mary's Seminary Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,116 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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