Protestant Episcopal Church of the Ascension, North Arlington & West Lafayette Avenues, southeast corner, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
Significance: The Protestant Episcopal Church of the Ascension holds the distinction of being the first church built on Lafayette Square, a distinction matched, if not altogether surpassed, by that of the present congregation: St. James African Episcopal Protestant Church (St. James Episcopal), the steward of the building since 1932, is the nation's second oldest African Episcopal congregation (founded in 1824), and the first Episcopal church organized by African Americans south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Survey number: HABS MD-1145
Building/structure dates: 1867-1869 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1876 Subsequent Work