Baltimore - Central Presbyterian Church

Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Churches, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc., Street scenes
Baltimore - Central Presbyterian Church
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Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Churches - Central Presbyterian. Verso reads: "Central Presbyterian Church stood at the southwest corner of Liberty and Cathedral Street, opposite the site of the Hotel Rennert. Central Presbyterian Church was opened for service March 25, 1855. At the timeof its erection it was the largest Presbyterian church in Baltimore. It's pastor, Dr. Robinson, was one of the famous preachers of the city and there were crowded congregations. It had a memebership of 257 in its early days and in its great prosperity under Rev. Joseph T. Smith in the sixties the number increased to 425. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church met there. It was destroyed in the 'Clay Street fire' that swept over that section July 25, 1873. The church took fire in its tall steeple and was soon wrecked, and it carried the same fate to the row of houses along Saratoga from Liberty to Park. The new Central Church is on Eutaw Place." Note: Formerly designated as Z24.90.VF.
Date of Original: 
Ca. 1873
Subject Vertical File
6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm)
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