BNHA Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church


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10 E Mt Vernon Pl

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

The prominent northeast corner of Mount Vernon Place is graced by Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, a polychrome Victorian Gothic structure completed in 1872. It was built on the site of the Charles Howard mansion. Howard was a son of John Eager Howard, and his father-in-law, Francis Scott Key, author of “The Star- Spangled Banner,” died in the house.

The church, designed by architects Thomas Dixon and Charles Carson, was constructed of green, buff, black, and red sandstone and limestone. The steeple soars above the surrounding buildings but stops 12 inches below George Washington’s head on the monument that dominates Mount Vernon Place. The interior is notable for its iron columns, carved wooden beams, and stained glass cross over the pulpit.