Union Baptist Church (Baltimore, Maryland)

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Union Baptist Church
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Union Baptist Church (Baltimore, Maryland) is located in Baltimore
Union Baptist Church (Baltimore, Maryland)
Union Baptist Church (Baltimore, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Union Baptist Church (Baltimore, Maryland)
Union Baptist Church (Baltimore, Maryland) is located in the United States
Union Baptist Church (Baltimore, Maryland)
Location1219 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore City, Maryland
Coordinates39°18′6″N 76°37′42″W / 39.30167°N 76.62833°W / 39.30167; -76.62833Coordinates: 39°18′6″N 76°37′42″W / 39.30167°N 76.62833°W / 39.30167; -76.62833
Arealess than one acre
Built1905 (1905)
ArchitectBeardsley, William J.
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #09001173[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 30, 2009

The Union Baptist Church is a historic Baptist church building located at 1219 Druid Hill Avenue in central Baltimore, Maryland. The granite church was designed by New York architect William J. Beardsley and built in 1905 under the leadership of Rev. Harvey Johnson. The Gothic Revival structure features steeply pitched roofs, lancet windows, and distinctive buttressing on the front facade to provide support for the walls on a constrained lot size. The church was built for a predominantly African-American congregation established in 1852; its minister from 1872 to 1923, Rev. Harvey Johnson, was a prominent voice in the civil rights movement.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Stefan Goodwin and Dean R. Wagner (June 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Union Baptist Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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