Lovely Lane Methodist Church
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church
First Methodist Episcopal Church (Lovely Lane United Methodist Church), 1895.
|Location||2200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland|
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|Added to NRHP||May 25, 1973|
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, formerly known as First Methodist Episcopal Church, is a historic United Methodist church located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It was designed by renowned architect Stanford White (1853–1906) in 1884, built in the Romanesque Revival style. It is patterned after the early churches and basilicas in Ravenna, Italy. The exterior is constructed of a gray ashlar granite with limited ornamentation. It features a square bell tower patterned after the campanile of the 12th-century church of Santa Maria, Abbey of Pomposa, near Ravenna. The pulpit is a reproduction of the one at St. Apollinaris, in Ravenna.
As the continuation of the former Lovely Lane Chapel or Meeting House, the scene of the Christmas Conference, it is also known as the Mother Church of American Methodism. (The site of the original chapel was abandoned in 1786, being replaced (first) by the Merchants Club and by the present-day Baltimore International College.)
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- "Maryland Historical Trust". Lovely Lane Methodist Church, Baltimore City. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21.
- Dorsey, John; Dilts, James D. (1997). A Guide to the Architecture of Baltimore (3rd ed.). Centreville, Maryland: Tidewater Publishers. pp. 396–397. ISBN 0-87033-477-8.
- Lovely Lane Methodist Church, Baltimore City, including photo from 2004, at Maryland Historical Trust
- Lovely Lane United Methodist Church website
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