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Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church

1320 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

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Construction Date:1870
Architect:Hutton & Murdoch (1870); Rubeling & Associates (2003)
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Isabella Brown provided the $150,000 to construct this exquisite Gothic Revival church in honor of her late husband, George Brown, one of the founders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. This was a staggering figure at the time. She was one of the few women, if not the first, to fully fund a house of worship in America. The sanctuary is best known for its 11 Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows installed in the early 1900s. The ornate interior also features a vaulted ceiling, a chancel designed by noted Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram, and a Skinner Organ with nearly 3,000 pipes. A self-guided audio cell phone tour of the church’s Tiffany Window collection will be available.

  • Accessibility: Fully Accessible
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Photography: Personal Use Only