Featured, Mt. Washington, Real Estate & Home

Blue Ocean Realty Plans to Convert Mount Washington Church to its New Headquarters

1 Written by: | Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:46pm

An architect’s rendering of the converted church, via Gabriel Kroiz.

A vacant church in Mount Washington may be reborn as the corporate headquarters for Blue Ocean Realty under plans approved yesterday by Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.

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Bolton Hill, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Hot House: Holier-Than-Thou? You Can Be, For $1.25M

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 11:45am

Gothic-style former church, designed by Charles Cassell, marble block with slate roof, circa 1875. Complete, high-end, interior renovation into three-story, 5,100 sq. ft., 5 bed, 3 bath home. Cathedral ceilings, original lancet windows, skylights, sky bridge, atrium, large formal and informal entertaining spaces in open area floor plan. Gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, island, Aga stove. Built-ins, hardwood floors. Large basement with rock-climbing wall and workshop. Wrought iron fencing, off-street parking, landscaped and fenced back garden: $1,250,000.

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Brooklandville, Real Estate & Home

Grace Fellowship Church Drops Plans to Build New Church on Seminary Avenue

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 3:50pm

Photo of the property via Save Seminary Avenue from Mega Church/Facebook

Grace Fellowship Church has abandoned controversial plans to build a new church on Seminary Avenue in Brooklandville after concluding that the property it was considering may not get county approval for the amount of parking the congregation needs.

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Coalition of Maryland Christian Leaders Back Proposed Fracking Ban

3 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 12:31pm

Protesters outside Baltimore state Sen. Joan Carter Conway’s office.

As the debate about fracking heats up in Annapolis, faith leaders representing thousands of worship houses across the state have thrown their support behind a proposal to permanently ban the drilling practice.

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Discover your “Second” Family this Easter at Second Presbyterian Church

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 18, 2016 1:30pm

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We would love for you to join us!

From the joy of Palm Sunday as we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the solemn services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday as we remember the Last Supper and mourn Jesus’ crucifixion, we arrive at the deep dawning of new life on Easter morning. Share the journey with us at Second Presbyterian.

Second Presbyterian Church in north Baltimore’s Guilford neighborhood welcomes you no matter who you are, where you come from, or why you are here. We are Christ’s people and this is Christ’s place with its doors wide open.

 

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You are invited to discover your “Second” family this Easter at Second Presbyterian Church

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 11, 2016 9:30am

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We would love for you to join us!

From the joy of Palm Sunday as we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the solemn services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday as we remember the Last Supper and mourn Jesus’ crucifixion, we arrive at the deep dawning of new life on Easter morning. Share the journey with us at Second Presbyterian.

Second Presbyterian Church in north Baltimore’s Guilford neighborhood welcomes you no matter who you are, where you come from, or why you are here. We are Christ’s people and this is Christ’s place with its doors wide open.

 

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What Exactly Happened in the Ocean City Church Fire?

2 Written by: | Monday, Dec 02, 2013 10:03am

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There’s a whole lot that’s fishy about the fire that destroyed an Episcopal church in Ocean City last week. If you haven’t heard, the church caught on fire when a man who was himself on fire (!?) ran into the rectory of St. Paul’s by the Sea last Tuesday morning. It only gets stranger from there.
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Real Estate & Home

Pigtown Design: Old St. Paul’s New Look

3 Written by: | Friday, Sep 13, 2013 2:08pm

My father attended the 8:00 a.m. service at Old St. Paul’s Church ever since I can remember. He was sometimes one of only ten or fifteen attendees, which usually included the Mayor of Baltimore, who later became the Governor of Maryland. The church is sort of gothic in style, and sits on what was the highest piece of land in Baltimore when it was acquired in 1729. The current building, one of four which have housed Old St. Paul’s is 158 years old and it was showing its age.image

The church was, in Robert Frost’s words, lovely, dark and deep.imageThe reverend could barely see the people in the back pews and the colours had been darkened by a scrim of incense smoke. Recently, the parishioners decided to do something about that and restore their church to its former glory. Read More →

Real Estate & Home

Developers Find New Uses for Sacred Spaces

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 1:06pm

Mark Dent, president of Chesapeake Systems, a computer repair shop housed in a beautiful, old stone church in Hampden. Photo by Steve Ruark.

Mark Dent, president of Chesapeake Systems, a computer repair shop housed in a beautiful, old stone church in Hampden. Photo by Steve Ruark.

Courtesy Bmore Media – When Jack Gilden was searching for a headquarters for his advertising agency, he recalled his former church, Grace-Hampden Methodist Episcopal. He often passed the Hampden structure that had been burned almost to its shell by a fire. Gilden’s family had been fixtures in the neighborhood since the 1920s. He had fond memories of the space, and the neighbors did, as well.

“The neighbors appreciated my interest in renovating the church; they didn’t want to see it demolished,” Gilden says. “Many were married or baptised there.”  Read More →

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