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Lovely Lane Methodist Church

  • 2200 St. Paul St. Map It
  • Baltimore
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/27/2015

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Built in 1882, Lovely Lane Methodist Church is honored with the title "The Mother Church of American Methodism." Stanford White designed the Romanesque sanctuary after the basilicas of Ravenna, Italy; the stained-glass windows are excellent examples of Italian mosaic art. The buildings to the north that resemble the church are the original campus of the Women's College of Baltimore, now called Goucher College (the school moved to Towson in the 1950s). Dr. Goucher, the college's founder, was a pastor at Lovely Lane. Today the building next to the church is occupied by the Baltimore Lab School. Tours of the church and the Methodist Historical Society are by appointment.

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2200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland, 21218, United States

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410-889–1512 Ext. 17

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  • Weekdays 9–3; Sun. tour after the 10 am service

Published 10/27/2015


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