Old St Paul's Church, Baltimore

Old St Paul's Church, Baltimore

St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, more commonly called Old St. Paul's Church today, is a historic Episcopal church located at 233 North Charles Street in Baltimore. It was founded in 1692 as the parish church for Patapsco Parish, one of the original 30 parishes in colonial Maryland.

St. Paul's was founded in 1692 under the Establishment Act, which created 30 "Protestant" parishes in the colony of Maryland. The first church was located somewhere along Colgate Creek, between modern-day Dundalk and southeastern Baltimore City.

The present church was designed by renowned architect Richard Upjohn, with an eclectic juxtaposition of 12th-century Italian elements on the exterior and Romanesque elements on the interior. The exterior facade features two bas-reliefs, executed by the Italian sculptor Antonio Capellano that were originally part of the façade of the previous church. Other elements from the 1817 structure include the walls of the Federal period building, a stained glass window of the risen Christ over the entrance, a marble baptismal font designed by Maximillian Godefroy, and the Bishop’s chair given to St. Paul’s in 1815.
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Sight Name: Old St Paul's Church
Sight Location: Baltimore, USA (See walking tours in Baltimore)
Sight Type: Religious
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