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c. 1844, Robert Cary Long Jr. 23 N. Court St.

Prominent Baltimore architect Long Jr. conceived Ascension Episcopal according to the Ecclesiological Society’s principles guiding Anglican church design in this period. The diminutive church is only four bays deep and has a small entrance vestibule at the gable end. Rubble stone laid in random ashlar coursing creates a lively exterior. A trefoil window over the entrance, stone bell cote at the roof peak, and lancet windows on the side and rear elevations all contribute to its picturesque Gothic Revival appearance. The interior is simply finished with white plaster walls and exposed wood rafters and scissor trusses.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1843


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ASCENSION EPISCOPAL CHURCH", [Westminster, 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, 260-260.

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