Lansdowne Christian Church

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Hull Memorial Christian Church
Hull Memorial Christian Church Dec 09.JPG
Lansdowne Christian Church, December 2009
Lansdowne Christian Church is located in Maryland
Lansdowne Christian Church
Lansdowne Christian Church is located in the US
Lansdowne Christian Church
Location 101 Clyde Ave., Lansdowne, Maryland
Coordinates 39°14′41″N 76°39′48″W / 39.24472°N 76.66333°W / 39.24472; -76.66333Coordinates: 39°14′41″N 76°39′48″W / 39.24472°N 76.66333°W / 39.24472; -76.66333
Area less than one acre
Built 1903
Architect Reeser, Burton W.; Reeser, Lewis & Sons
NRHP reference # 77000684[1]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1977

Lansdowne Christian Church (LCC, also known as Hull Memorial) was established in 1903 in Lansdowne, Maryland. Part of the Disciples of Christ denomination, Lansdowne Christian Church is located at 101 Clyde Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21227. Reverend J. B. DeHoff was the first pastor. The church is currently led by Reverend Trent Owings.

Weekly services are held each Sunday. Special holiday services are held as well. Community outreach events are conducted in collaboration with other local churches. A Summer Concert series has conducted monthly concerts since 2004 with performers from Annapolis and neighboring counties.

Historical significance[edit]

The ground and building were donated by a Civil War veteran Charles W. Hull, and his wife Mary A. Hull. This gift was to honor the Union soldiers of the Civil War. The Hull’s donated other property to benefit early Lansdowne, including land to establish the first volunteer fire company in Lansdowne in 1902. Charles Wesley Hull was a member and Commander of the Dushane Post #3. He originally served in Ohio before moving to Baltimore. He died March 17, 1926 and is buried in Baltimore.[2]

The church building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1] In 2004, LCC was added to Maryland’s Civil War Trail. Historically unique, it is the only church in the United States ever dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic. Each year on the last Sunday in May, a special GAR Memorial Service is held to commemorate the veterans of foreign wars. Three beautiful stained glass windows were given to the church in 1905 by the Grand Army of the Republic, Dushane Post #3 of the "Grand Army", and the Dushane Corp #3 of the Woman's Relief Corp. These windows remain intact today.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Howard H. Olver and Pamela James (April 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hull Memorial Christian Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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