SHARP STREET MEMORIAL M. E. CHURCH
Incorporated in 1802 and located on Sharp near Redwood Street.
Prior to this, the colored membership of the M. E. Church, wor-
shipped in the gallery of the Lovely Lane Chapel, (German, now Red-
wood Street,) and numbered about one-third of the denomination in
and about Baltimore,
Thirteen of these members, in search of Liberty, were among the
pioneer settlers of Liberia, Africa.
Between the years 1820 and 1835, seventy-two gained their free-
dom by escaping to Canada.
The records also show that fifty-one members were sold out of
the State into Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama.
In the hall of this church, many of the leaders of the race, both
ministerial and lay, received their training under one Daniel Coker,
under whom a number withdrew from Sharp Street and organized
"Bethel" A. M. E. Church in 1811. Here also the Washington An-
nual Conference was organized in 1863.
The present Memorial Building was erected at the corner of
Dolphin and Etting Streets in 1898. Value $100,00.00 and out of
Rev. M. J. Naylor, D. D., Pastor, Parsonage, 507 W. Lanvale Street.
Phone, Madison 446.
Cemetery Office, 1204 Druid Hill Avenue, Phone, Madison 4436.
Preaching 11 A. M. and S P. M., Bible School 2.30 P. M., Conference
and Prayer Service, Friday & P. M., Classes every night except
Friday. Lord's Supper first Sunday at 11 A. M. and 8 P. M.,
Leaders and Stewards Meeting, Friday night. Trustees meet first
Monday in every month, Epworth League, Sunday 4.30 P. M.,
Choir rehersal every Friday night.
Trustees—Allen Brown, Wm. I. Butler, Jr., J, O. Carter, T. H. Brooks,
John S. Hardy, Solomon Tripp, Grant E. Biddle, Sr., Howard
E. Young, William Booker.
Stewards—Joshua Augustus, James Parsehall, Charles S. Whiting,
Lloyd Watts, Sandy Burns, Horace Tilghman, John Washing-
ton, Walter Scott, John M. Freeland. George Wilks. George
Brown, John Hughes. John Spriggs. George H. Cole, Joseph T.
Mason, Washington Wright. John H. Wilson, William A. Owens,
John A. Mason, Jr., Charles W. Martin, James Allen.
Officers—J. Emory Bond, Superintendant; Senior League, Estelle C.
Young, President; Junior League, Arie Perkins Gray, Superin-
tendant; President Methodist Brotherhood, Dr. William Pickens.
Ladies' Organizations—Ellen Johnson, Mary Braxton, Maggie Parker,
Charlotte Whiting, Jennie H. Ross, Estelle C. Young, Helen
Muse, Mary Hughes, Georgie Frey, Eliza J. Cole, Florena K.
Trier of Appeals—William Nelson.
Choir Directress—Annie A. Hazelton Lee.
Organist—Edwin M. Peck. Joseph T. Mason, Secretary.
Leaders and Stewards' Board—Walter Scott, Treasurer; Grand E. Bid-
dle, Sr., Secretary.
Trustee Board—Dr. Howard E. Young, Treasurer.