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1933–1934. MD 135 at Old Wilson Rd.
  • (Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie)

This log building, a rustic interpretation of the once ubiquitous rural parish church, was built to serve summer residents and vacationers from Deep Creek Lake. The land and timber for the church were donated by seasonal residents and built by local farmers and B&O Railroad workers. Used by both groups, the church is referred to as “God’s outpost in the Allegheny Mountains.” It is built of dark-stained saddle-notched chestnut logs with heavy, contrasting white chinking. The gable-front nave adjoins a rear chancel and tower with such rustic touches as gable-front door hoods held by brackets and cross-bracing and a stone chimney. The interior consists of a single, sparsely decorated room with bench seating for forty. There is no running water or heating, and it is still dependent on an outhouse for the convenience of its worshippers.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1933


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "OUR FATHER’S HOUSE", [Altamont, 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, 376-376.

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