St. Matthew's Church (Seat Pleasant, Maryland)
St. Matthew's Church
St. Matthew's Church, September 2009
|Location||Addison Rd. and 62nd Pl., Seat Pleasant, Maryland|
|Area||16 acres (6.5 ha)|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||72001481|
|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.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Mrs. Preston Parish (March 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: St. Matthew's Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
- St. Matthew's Church, Prince George's County, Inventory No.: PG:85A-9, including photo in 2008, at Maryland Historical Trust website
- Addison Chapel, 5610 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, Prince George's County, MD: 9 photos and 10 data pages, at Historic American Buildings Survey
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