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Saint Mark's Lutheran Church

1900 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Construction Date:1898
Architect:Joseph Evans Sperry
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The St. Mark’s congregation hired architect Joseph Evans Sperry to design a church in a Romanesque Revival style. The church would have been familiar to the congregation, most of whom hailed from Central and Western Europe. True to its Romanesque roots, the church has heavy stones, round arched doors and windows, and short columns, resembling St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy.

The spectacular landmarked interior is decorated by Rene de Quelen who was the head artist of Tiffany Company. The interior takes on a spectacular Byzantine influence in its use of color and mosaics. It includes Tiffany windows and Rubio marble inlaid with mother of pearl for the altar, pulpit, and lectern. The entrance is on 20th Street, just west of St. Paul.

  • Accessibility: Partially Accessible
  • Parking: Free Parking – St. Paul and 20th Streets as well as immediately across from the church (use sanctuary entrance, not office entrance)
  • Photography: Permitted