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Old Salem Church and Cemetery

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Old Salem Church and Cemetery

Old Salem Church and Cemetery
Old Salem Church and Cemetery, December 2009
Old Salem Church and Cemetery
Location Ingleside Avenue and Calverton St., Catonsville, Maryland

39°17′5″N 76°43′53″W / 39.28472°N 76.73139°W / 39.28472; -76.73139Coordinates: 39°17′5″N 76°43′53″W / 39.28472°N 76.73139°W / 39.28472; -76.73139

Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1849
Architect Moessmeringer, Johann
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000683[1]
Added to NRHP December 13, 1977

Old Salem Church and Cemetery is a historic Lutheran Church and adjacent cemetery located at Catonsville, Baltimore County, Maryland. The main part of the 1849 Gothic Revival church building is a three bay, irregular stone structure approximately 28 feet wide and 42 feet long. It features a gable roof, a short boxy steeple, an entrance porch at the front and an apse at the rear. The interior features a gallery and organ loft has the original tracker organ, which is still hand pumped by a wooden lever on the north side of the case. From early on, the ground to the south of the church was laid out as a cemetery. The church was founded by German Lutheran immigrants.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]


External links

  • Old Salem Church and Cemetery, Baltimore County, including photo from 1997, at Maryland Historical Trust
  • Old Salem Church and Cemetery on Google Street View

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