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Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 23, 2008
1. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. [photo caption]
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
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 23, 2008
2. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church Marker
Placed to the left of a marker honoring Francis Scott Key.
Scott Key, author of the Star-Spangled Banner, died here while visiting his daughters home in 1843.

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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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, World I
 
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 23, 2008
3. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,533 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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