St. Matthew's Church (Seat Pleasant, Maryland)

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St. Matthew's Church
St Matthews Church Sept 09.JPG
St. Matthew's Church, September 2009
St. Matthew's Church (Seat Pleasant, Maryland) is located in Maryland
St. Matthew's Church (Seat Pleasant, Maryland)
Location Addison Rd. and 62nd Pl., Seat Pleasant, Maryland
Coordinates 38°54′6″N 76°54′34″W / 38.90167°N 76.90944°W / 38.90167; -76.90944Coordinates: 38°54′6″N 76°54′34″W / 38.90167°N 76.90944°W / 38.90167; -76.90944
Area 16 acres (6.5 ha)
Built 1809 (1809)
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001481[1]
Added to NRHP April 10, 1972

St. Matthew's Church, also known as Addison Chapel, is a historic Episcopal church located at Seat Pleasant, Prince George's County, Maryland. Although the current chapel (the third on this site) was built about 1809, its simple Anglican styling reflects the Colonial-era, Church of England-influenced designs, of which few remain. Addison Chapel was first established in 1696 as a chapel of ease for St. John's at Broad Creek. The parish it serves was one of the thirty original Maryland parishes and was named for Colonel John Addison, of Oxon Hill plantation, a leading proponent of the Anglican Church. His descendant Walter Dulaney Addison, who was for a term Chaplain of the Senate also served as rector here. The church is a small one-story rectangular brick building laid in Flemish bond. It is associated with the Pinkney, Dulany, Addison, Lowndes, and Calvert families. St. Matthew's is situated in a large graveyard containing some early stones, the most notable being that of Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the Navy.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "St. Matthew's Church". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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