Fairmount Heights Methodist Church

Fairmount Heights Methodist Church (HM2N8S)

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N 38° 54.009', W 76° 54.954'

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716 59th Avenue

— Historic Resource, Built 1911 —

The Fairmount Heights Methodist Episcopal Church now known as Grace United Methodist Church was originally established in 1909. The first services were held in Charity Hall located at what is now 715 61st Avenue. For a short time after, services were held in Pastor Joshua Barnes' home near the church's present location. In 1909, after Pastor Barnes' death, the trustees of the church acquired two unimproved lots on Fairmount Avenue and began to raise money for the construction of a new church. The building was completed in 1911. It was a simple frame meetinghouse style structure, with three gothic arch windows in the principle gable front and a small belfry at the ridge. In 1938, Charles Greenleaf, who was active in political affairs, invited Governor Harry Nice of Maryland to address Men's Day Service at Grace United Methodist Church. The Governor was escorted in town by the town's police. The Governor walked from his car into the church through a lane of flowers formed by the girls of the community. In 1950, under the pastorship of the Reverend Edward S. Williams, the church was enlarged, the entry tower was constructed and the entire structure was covered with stucco.

Funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Sponsored by the Mayor and Town Council of Fairmount Heights, 2016
HM NumberHM2N8S
Placed ByTown of Fairmount Heights, Maryland
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Date Added Friday, November 29th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 333859 N 4307440
Decimal Degrees38.90015000, -76.91590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.009', W 76° 54.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 0.54000000000002" N, 76° 54' 57.24" W
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