African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cumberland, Maryland)


African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cumberland, Maryland)

Infobox_nrhp | name =African Methodist Episcopal Church
nrhp_type =


caption =
location= Cumberland, Maryland
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 39
lat_seconds = 21
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 78
long_minutes = 45
long_seconds = 37
long_direction = W
locmapin = Maryland
area =
built =1892
architect= Unknown
architecture= No Style Listed
added = April 20, 1979cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private
refnum=79001105

The African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cumberland, Maryland was built in 1892 to replace a previous church which the congregation had outgrown. The congregation was founded in 1847 by a group of African-American Methodists who had previously worshiped from the balcony of the Centre Street Methodist Episcopal Church. The first church was built in 1848, then rebuilt and enlarged in 1871 and again in 1875.

The church follows Methodist practice by placing Sunday school and meeting space on the street level, with the sanctuary above. [cite web|url=http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/nr/NRDetail.aspx?HDID=527&COUNTY=Allegany&FROM=NRCountyList.aspx?COUNTY=Allegany|title=Maryland Historical Trust|date=2008-10-06|work= National Register of Historic Places: Properties in Allegany County|publisher=Maryland Historical Trust]

ee also

*African Methodist Episcopal Church

References

External links

* [http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/nr/NRDetail.aspx?HDID=527&COUNTY=Allegany&FROM=NRCountyList.aspx?COUNTY=Allegany African Methodist Episcopal Church, Allegany County] , including 2002 photo, at Maryland Historical Trust


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