Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, Parsonage, 1119 West Lanvale Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
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Significance: Grace Methodist's third and final construction project on Lafayette Square culminated in this three-story, Queen Anne revival parsonage. Designed by Frank Davis, the architect of the church's main auditorium and a Lafayette Square resident since 1883, the parsonage is built of the same Falls Road blue gneiss and Ohio sandstone as the church but with strikingly different results. Sash windows have taken the place of lancets, for instance, and a welcoming round arch has replaced the pointed arch and gable on the entrance porch. These substitutions, along with the dormer, interlocking gables and intersecting gable roofs, decorative half-timbering, porch wainscoting, cornices, and balanced asymmetry of the facade link the parsonage to the Queen Anne revival, a movement that, in this country, often combined American Colonial revival architectural forms and details with Gothic revival and seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century English and Dutch domestic models.
Survey number: HABS MD-1147-A
Building/structure dates: 1887-1888 Initial Construction