BNHA St. Johns in the Village


Baltimore City Landmark

Interpretive Framework

Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

Resource Type

Points of Interest

3009 Greenmount Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Not only does Waverly’s St. John’s in the Village stand as a striking example of Gothic Revival architecture, the church’s history shares ties with the city’s transformation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When the church was built in 1858, the architectural choice of English Gothic Revival style was immensely appropriate, reflecting both the church’s ties to the Anglican Church and its rural setting. Although today St. John’s is a significant part of Waverly’s urban fabric, when it was constructed the church served a rural community known as Huntingdon. Located adjacent to the old York Road turnpike, the church has been witness to the transformation spurred by urban development and innovations in transportation. St. John’s architecture and hilltop site are deeply evocative of rural English churches and provide surprising and welcoming diversity to the architecture of the Waverly neighborhood.