Westminster Church and Cemetery

Westminster Church and Cemetery (HM3Z5)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.412', W 76° 37.412'

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Originally called the Western .... Here lie the graves of Revolutionary patriots, veterans of the War of 1812, and many of Baltimore's most distinguished ... including Mayor James Calhoun, Colonel James McHenry, and General Samuel Smith. ... international importance is the tomb of Edgar Allan Poe, constructed in part with pennies collected from Baltimore schoolchildren.

Maximilien Godefroy, architect of the Battle Monument and St. Mary's Chapel, designed many of the older and larger burial vaults ... and the Egyptian style entrance on Greene Street.

As the city pushed westward during the 1840's and '50's, the Presbyterians feared the historic graves would be neglected or vandalized, so they built a church above them. Designed in the perpendicular English style by Thomas and James Dixon and Thomas Balbirnie, Westminster Church was completed in 1852.
HM NumberHM3Z5
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Baltimore City Historical Markers series
Placed ByThe City of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer, mayor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 359987 N 4350237
Decimal Degrees39.29020000, -76.62353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.412', W 76° 37.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 24.72" N, 76° 37' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 519 W Fayette St, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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