Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
The Washington Monument, Baltimore. This view of Mount Vernon Place, circa 1848, shows the home of Charles and Phoebe Key Howard ot the right of the monument.
Conceived as a "Cathedral of Methodism" the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church was compelted on Noveber 12, 1872 in what was then the outskirts of the city. The church was designed by local architects Thomas Dixon and Charles Carson and is constructed of six different types of stone, including green serpentine.
The building celebrates the glory of God's creation. Nature themes predominate in the stained glass and carvings. The pews, made of American walnut, were hand-carved by one man and took seven years to complete. The main sanctuary seats 900 people. The stained glass rose window is modeled after the one in the Notre Dame Cathedral in France.
A second sanctuary, located on the second floor, was built for more intimate gatherings with seating for 300. The pews in this second sanctuary were removed during World War I to provide sleeping quarters for troops pasisng through Baltimore.
The church is on the site of the mansion of Charles Howard, son of John Eager Howard, who was married to Elizabeth Phoebe Key. John Eager Howard donated the land for the Washington Monument. The father of Elizabeth Key, Francis
Troops passing through Baltimore during WWI are treated to a meal in the church social hall.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 17.87′ N, 76° 36.923′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Vernon Place and North Charles Street on Mount Vernon Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Vernon Cultural Walk-Celebrating Culture (here, next to this marker); Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker); A Monumental Mistake (a few steps from this marker); Roger B. Taney Monument (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church-Asbury House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Vernon Cultural Walk-Contributing to Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Romance of a Romantic Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . . Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church and Asbury House. Maryland Historical Trust, National Register Form, MHT B-81. (Submitted on June 20, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,652 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.