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1789–1791; c. 1829 kitchen, 1830s wing. 24 W. Saratoga St.
  • (Alexander Heilner)
  • (Alexander Heilner)

Curiously perched on a lawn raised above street level, this is a rare remnant of Baltimore’s late-eighteenth-century development. It was constructed for the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (BC16), financed through public lottery and the donation of a lot by John Eager Howard. It remains a fine example of late Georgian architecture characterized by its symmetrical facade, central pavilion, classical entrance, and Palladian window. The extensive nine-bay facade belies its narrow single-pile plan, with an unusual pentagonal stair hall projecting from the rear. The wing to the east, erected c. 1829, housed the kitchen, while the flanking west wing was built in the 1830s to include tripartite windows characteristic of that period. After being rented to outside groups for many years, the rectory was renovated and reoccupied by the parish in 2019.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RECTORY", [, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 162-162.

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