On Sunday, October 3, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) will visit Union Baptist Church as it celebrates its designation as a National Register of Historic Landmarks by the U.S. National Park Service in recognition of the Church’s history and architecture.
Union Baptist Church was founded in 1852 and it has made important contributions to the civil rights movement. In 1892, the Church withdrew from the Maryland Union Association because of discrimination, and over the years the congregation has been a national leader in the fight for civil rights. Union Baptist Church also has a rich architectural history. In 1905, internationally and nationally known architect William J. Beardsley designed the current Church, which is located on Druid Hill Avenue. The Church also is known for its antique stained glass windows, designed by John LaFarge.
· WHAT: Senator Cardin to join Union Baptist Church as it celebrates its designation as a National Register of Historic Landmarks
· WHEN: Sunday, October 3rd at 12:15 pm.
· WHERE: Union Baptist Church,
1219 Druid Hill Ave.