Leadenhall Baptist Church

Leadenhall Baptist Church (HM3RS)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.765', W 76° 37.083'

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After the Civil War, a large number of black Baptists migrated to Baltimore. This church was organized in 1872 by black Baptists of the Sharp-Leadenhall area, with the help of the Maryland Baptist Union Association. It is the second oldest church building in Baltimore continuously occupied by the same black congregation. The neighboring areas of Sharp-Leadenhall and Otterbein are rich in black history, but many of the buildings which housed the people and institutions intimately assocated with the advancement of blacks since the Civil War have been demolished. Leadenhall Baptist Church is one of the rare survivors.

The church was designed and built by Joseph B. Thomas and Son, Baptists and local manufacturers of building materials and furniture. The Thomas family commissions included the City Council chambers of Baltimore City Hall (George A. Frederick, architect, 1867-75), and the interiors of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church (now Metropolitan United Methodist, Frank E. Davis, 1874) and First English Lutheran Church (now New Shiloh Baptist, Frank E. Davis, 1874).

The original appearance of the church is recorded in the 1885 engraving shown above.
HM NumberHM3RS
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Baltimore City Historical Markers series
Placed ByThe City of Baltimore, Dr. and Mrs. Eddie R. Wilson, Jr., sponsor, and William Donald Schaefer, mayor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360439 N 4349032
Decimal Degrees39.27941667, -76.61805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.765', W 76° 37.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 45.90" N, 76° 37' 4.98" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154-198 W Henrietta St, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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