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STONE CHURCH BUILDING
Known as “New Refuge Deliverance Cathedral,”
Originally, “Christ Protestant Episcopal Church”
1110 SAINT PAUL STREET
Corner of E. Chase Street
Baltimore City, Maryland 21202
NOTE: The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation. Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the permitted uses of the property.
The New Refuge Deliverance Cathedral is located at 1110 St. Paul Street in the Mid-Town Belvedere Neighborhood, and is within the Baltimore City designated Mount Vernon Historic District. Originally constructed in the early 1870s as the Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, the property has been a cornerstone of religious and social life for generations of Baltimoreans. The impressive stone building is at home in one of Baltimore’s most architecturally celebrated neighborhoods.
As when it was built, Mid-Town Belvedere and Mount Vernon remain at the center of Baltimore City culture, education and business. Notable campuses nearby include The University of Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and Maryland State Government (State Center). Other well known destinations in the area include the Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, Walter’s Art Museum, Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center, Washington Monument and many others.
Commuter access and exposure at the site are excellent. The property is three blocks south of Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) exit 4. Penn Station is less than one-half mile north. Additional light rail stops are within 5 blocks, and MTA bus service is along St. Paul Street, Biddle Street and Charles Street. According to Maryland State Highway Administration statistics, the annual average daily traffic count is 16,001 along the corridor of St. Paul Street in front of the property, and 3,752 along E. Chase Street.
For more information about the area, please visit:
Mid-Town Belvedere – Neighborhoods – livebaltimore.com
Mount Vernon – Neighborhoods – livebaltimore.com
Mount Vernon – Historical and Architectural Preservation – chap.baltimorecity.gov
Lot size – 12,451 square feet, or 0.2858 acre, more or less
Includes 19′ easement providing ingress and egress to 1112 St. Paul Street
Fronting 123.50′ along St. Paul Street and 99.25′ along E. Chase Street
Brick walk and landscaping along fenced easement area mentioned above
The property is zoned OR-2: According to the Baltimore City Transform Zoning District Summary, OR-2 zoning applies to “A mix of office and residential uses, maintaining a residential character. 100′ maximum building height.”
For more information, please visit: Baltimore City Zoning
Stone Church Building – constructed in 1871, containing 8,169 square feet above grade and 8,169 square feet partially below grade, according to public tax records. Including balcony space and other tiered interior spaces, actual square footage may be larger.
The property is known as Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, no. B-1670, on the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. According to the description found in that record from 1975, the property is described as follows:
“Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, designed by E. Francis Baldwin and Bruce Price, was built 1870-72, and has undergone little exterior change. It is a transitional building, featuring the pointed-arch Gothic, but also Containing traces of the Romanesque.
Asymmetrical in plan, the church is built of highly rusticated stone, which is supported by buttresses of slight projection. The bold massing and deep recesses of the sparsely ornamented structure, and the semi-circular arches of the corbel table under the eaves of the spire foreshadow the importance that Romanesque mode would take in Baldwin’s work.
It is in the preponderance of pointed arches at window and door openings, the thin tracery and drip-moldings, and most obviously, at the roofline where the influences of the pointed Gothic can be seen. Although the spire begins its ascent from the bell-tower as a typically Romanesque pyramid with concave-sloping base, it quickly rises as an octagon to a bulging finial. Slender, steeply-gabled dormers decorated with elaborate bargeboards and iron finials accentuate the verticality of the spire on four of its eight sides. Stone pinnacles and feathery iron decoration running along the peaks of the major gables complete this eclectic design.”
Additional details include slate roof, mosaic tile floors, wood embellishments along the arches, various column designs and magnificent leaded glass windows. Three windows were manufactured by Tiffany Studios New York, displaying scenes of the Ascension, Christ Walking on Water and the Carpentry Shop.
The sanctuary is arranged for 750 seats, with approximately 50 more available in the balcony, pulpit, and “Trustee” room with desk, storage and safe. The building contains ample fellowship space, dining area, kitchen, baptismal pool, offices, bathrooms (full and powder rooms), and a number of storage spaces. Mechanicals include three phase 240 volt/200 amp. electrical services, 5 updated gas forced air furnaces, 2″ gas line, public water and sewer.
The property may be suitable for adaptive reuse, and is otherwise in need of some updating and repair. The property is being sold subject to City of Baltimore Environmental Fine #55375638 relating to the spire and spire roof condition. Please see the additional information section below for further information regarding the fine.
Please complete a Waiver and Confidentiality Agreement form to view notices relating to City violations.
In fee simple; sold free and clear of all liens
The current ownership is exempt from real property taxes. The assessment according to Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation records is $1,193,700 currently, and will be $1,248,433 as of the auction date.
Purchasers may petition for a reduction in the assessment of their property in conjunction with a purchase price substantially less than the currently assessed value of the property. Purchasers are encouraged to contact the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation concerning the appeals process, and may see the following link for helpful information: Assessment Appeal Process.
SUMMARY TERMS OF SALE – PLEASE REFER TO THE CONTRACT FOR THE COMPLETE TERMS OF SALE:
The deposit shall be ten percent (10%) of the Purchase Price, in cash or cashier’s check to be delivered to the Auctioneer’s office at 6500 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209, or sent by wire transfer. Deposit funds shall be held by A. J. Billig & Co., LLC. Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days. If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the Purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 8% per annum, from date of contract to date of settlement. All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on a monthly or annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of contract and assumed thereafter by the Purchaser. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of contract forward. The Purchaser waives and releases the Seller, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the Purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the Purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the Purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the Purchaser. Time is of the essence.
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