Baltimore’s Vernacular Churches (Virtual)
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:00 pmEnds
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:30 pm
About the Event
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The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present the Virtual Histories Series: 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. Hosted every Friday at 1:00 pm EST.
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Along with its famous, architecturally distinguished churches, Baltimore retains many lesser-known but architecturally and socially interesting church buildings. Some are modest, simple structures, some are grander, and probably all of them have been ignored when we think about Baltimore’s architectural heritage. If we stop to look at them, however, we see the evidence of Baltimore’s spatial and population growth in the years before the Civil War. They tell a tale of geographic and social mobility, changing tastes, and even theological change. You can see all this, if you know what you’re looking at.
Michael S. Franch, Ph.D., is a historian, board member and past president of the Baltimore City Historical Society, He is especially interested in Baltimore urban growth and religious community in the early 19th century.