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Baltimore Church's Interior Was Designed by Tiffany

Posted: Nov. 28th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Barbara Haddock Taylor

Louis Comfort Tiffany (the famed designer) did a complete interior design for the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Baltimore. Currently up for selection to be labeled a landmark, chances are pretty high that, due solely to Tiffany's touch, the site will be around for quite some time, meaning there's no specific reason to rush right to Baltimore to see it.

More than a few East Coast buildings contain a Tiffany stained-glass window or two. But one structure in Baltimore can boast much more — a complete interior created by the famed designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church on St. Paul Street is considered such an exceptional example of Tiffany's work that it has been recommended for designation as a Baltimore landmark. Only one other city building — the Senator Theatre — has an interior that was singled out for landmark status.

"St. Mark's is one of only a few intact Tiffany-designed interiors left in the world," said Lauren Schiszik, preservation planner and landmarks coordinator with Baltimore's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.


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