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Matchett's Baltimore Director for 1837
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Catholic Churches.—1st. The Cathredral, probably the large
church in the United States, is built of granite, in the form of a
cross. It is situated near the corner of Mulberry and Charles
streets, the principal entrance is on Cathredral street The length
of the building is one hundred and fifty-six feet, the breadth of
each projection forming the arms of the cross is thirty-six feet
The height of the dome is ninety -five feet; the height of the
towers, when completed, will be one hundred and twenty feet.
The cost of the building, in its present unfinished state was
$225,000. 2d. The second Catholic church is St. Peter's, at the
corner of Saratoga and Little Sharp streets. It is the oldest
Catholic church in Baltimore. St. Peter's is attached to the
Cathredral. The pastors who officiate in both are Rev. Samuel
Eccleston, Archbishop, Rev. R. Smith, Mr.Windright and E.
J. Damphoux. Sd. St. John's, on the corner of Saratoga and
Park streets, Rev. G. Barth, pastor. 4th. St. Patrick's, Market
street, Fell's Point, Rev. N. Kerney, pastor. 5th. St. Mary's
Chapel, at the Seminary, Pennsylvania Avenue. This church it
said to be a perfect specimen of Gothic architecture. 6th. St.
James's Chapel,, north of Monument street, Rev. Mr. Gildea, pas-
tor. It was built by the late Archbishop Whitfield, with his own
private funds. In addition to these, we must mention the Car-
melite Institution, a large brick building for monastic purposes in
Aisquith street, to which a chapel has lately been added. Total
of Catholic churches, seven.

English Lutheran.—In Lexington street, between Howard and
Park streets. Rev. J. G. Morris, pastor.

Episcopalian.—1st. St. Paul's, at the corner of Charles and
Saratoga streets. Length of the building one hundred and
twenty-six feet, height of the steeple, the same. Cost $142,000.
The steeple is remarkable for the beauty of its architecture,
embracing three different orders. Rev. W. E. Wyatt, pastor.
2d. St. Peter's, at the corner of Sharp and German streets, Rev.
J. P. K. Henshaw, pastor. Sd. Christ Church. The present
building is at the corner of Gay and Fayette streets. This is a
church of large dimensions, is without a steeple, but has an ele-
gant portico, supported by six fluted columns of the composite
order. Rev. John Johns, pastor. 4th. Trinity church in Trinity
street, near Exeter. 6th. St. Andrew's Church, formerly Christ
Church, at the comer of East Baltimore and Front streets; Rev.
Henry Johns pastor. This building is now occupied by the
former congregation of Trinity church. 6th. There is an African
Episcopal church at the corner of Holliday and Saratoga streets;
Rev. Mr. Livingston, pastor. Total 6.

German Lutheran.—In North Gay street, near the shot tower.

Ger. Reformed.—In Second st. the steeple, which is the highest

in Baltimore, contains the town clock. Pastor Rev. Mr. Keiner.

German Evangelical Reformed.—In Conway, between Sharpe

and Hanover streets; Rev. P. Harman, pastor.


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