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1767–1768, Thomas Cleland, builder. 9801 Livingston Rd.

This fourth church on the site was erected for one of the thirty Anglican parishes established in Maryland in 1692, following the repeal of colonial proprietor Cecil Calvert’s Act of Toleration. It is among Maryland’s few extant colonial-era ecclesiastic buildings, located directly across the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Distinguished by its hipped roof with decorative flared eaves and west side entrance porch, the interior consists of a single space with a balcony at the west end. The church resembles St. James Herring Creek (1762; 5757 Solomons Island Road) in Lothian and All Hallows (c. 1727; 3600 Solomons Island Road) in Edgewater.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1767


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ST. JOHN’S CHURCH (ST. JOHN’S BROAD CREEK EPISCOPAL CHURCH)", [Broad Creek, 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, 288-288.

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