German Lutheran Church

German Lutherans' first Baltimore home

The original church of the German Lutherans, was situated in Fish street, now Saratoga street, the identical establishment, now known as the African Bethel Meeting House,--a venerable looking building, with less of architectural elegance to boast of than Noah's Ark, or the Goede Vrow described by Knickerbocker. In 1808, the German Lutherans disposed of the church in Fish street, and erected that in North Gay street, a large and commodious edifice. It has the foundation for a steeple that is in part erected The present pastor is the Rev. Mr. Uhlhorn.

Excerpted from John H.B. Latrobe, Jr., Picture of Baltimore (Baltimore, MD: Lucas Fielding, Jr., 1832), 139.


German Lutheran Church

German Lutheran Church

A detail from Poppleton's 1822 map of Baltimore | Source: This plan of the city of Baltimore | Creator: Poppleton, Thomas H. View File Details Page

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The site of the church, at Saratoga and Gay Streets, is near the start of the Jones Falls Expressway.

Street Address:

305 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202 [map]

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John H.B. Latrobe, Jr., “German Lutheran Church,” Battle of Baltimore, accessed October 14, 2019,
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