Founded in 1742, All Saints' is the oldest Episcopal parish in western Maryland. Parishioners of All Saints' have continually been the leaders in the community. Thomas Johnson, the first post-Colonial governor of Maryland, and Francis Scott Key, prominent attorney and author of the National Anthem, worshipped at All Saints'. In 1793, All Saints' was the site of the first confirmation of an American citizen, by Bishop Thomas John Claggett, the first Episcopal Bishop consecrated on American soil.
A few years after 1742, a small colonial building was constructed about four blocks from our present church, and served the parish for over sixty years. The replacement structure was built on Court Street in 1814, and is now used as parish hall and classrooms. In 1855, a handsome neo-gothic structure was designed by the noted 19th church architect Richard Upjohn. The steeple is one of the clusted spires of Frederick, cited in John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, Barbara Fritchie.
Less than a decade later, the Civil War broke out. For Fredericktonians, it was not only "the war between the states," but the "war within the state." The tension between the Northern rector and the Southerners in the congregation was characteristic of the division at the time. By December 1861, All Saints' had already buried 11 soliders. After the battle of Antietam in September 1862, the church was used as a field hospital, and many in the congregation volunteered their services to care for the wounded. The Rectory building at 108 W. Church Street was used as military headquarters during the early part of the war. After many occupations, the city of Frederick survived, and the wounds, both physical and emotional, began to heal.
Merchant's Hotel: This two-story brick structure was initially built as the home of Dr. Stephen Chiswell White about 1833. Its late-Federal style architecture is characterized by its proportions and decorative detailing, the latter including flat window lintels and the sawtooth-patterned brick cornice. The building was probably stuccoed in the late nineteenth century, about the same time that it was converted for use as a small hotel. The narrow two-story brick building on its east end dates from about the same period and might have been built as a wing.
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