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St Thomas' Church

  • Also Known As: Page's Chapel
  • Also Known As: PG86A-27

  • Address: 14300 St Thomas Church Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1745/12/25 Funded by a tobacco tax, first service at St Thomas' Church is held on Christmas. Known as "Page's Chapel," Daniel Page was the landowner and contractor, served as a chapel of easy for St Paul's Parish Church, Prince George for over a century.
1780/00/00 Bishop Thomas John Claggett Vocation St Paul's Parish hires Mr Thomas John Clagett as minister at their two pulpits.
1799/01/09 Benedict Swingate Calvert Died Benedict Swingate Calvert dies at home, Mount Airy. He is buried beneath the chancel of the church of St Thomas in Croom.
1850/05/00 At the Maryland Diocesan Convention in Baltimore, the Diocesan approves the division of Page Chapel from St Paul's Parish and becomes St Thomas' Church of the newly created St Thomas' Parish.
1858/00/00 John Weller Priest Architect New York City architect, John W Priest, an associate of Andrew Jackson Downing, examines St Thomas and makes proposal fro renovations. The Gothic Revival additions are presumably his.
1859/09/00 William Duckett Bowie Benefactor, Faith A gift of Mrs William D Bowie, the Chancel stained glass window is installed at St Thomas' Church.

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Particulars for St Thomas' Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Level of Significance Local
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th December 2000

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: St. Thomas' Church
Registry Address: 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd.
Registry Number: 00001504
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Page, Daniel
Architectural Style: Georgian, Gothic revival
Area in Acres: 18
Contributing Buildings: 1
Non-Contributing Buildings: 2
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Person, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Significant Year: 1742, 1745, 1859
Associated People: Clagett, Bishop Thomas John
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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