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English Lutheran Church

Accident, Maryland: English Lutheran Church Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


THE ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH (Circa 1952). The red brick English Lutheran Church was dedicated on November 3, 1895. Plans for the structure had begun as early as 1890. A kiln was erected along Richter Run where clay was dug and bricks fired. By 1893 work was begun on the building. Total cost of the structure was $4,079.83. At the time it was considered the most beautiful and modern building in the surrounding area.

The church contained two beautiful chandeliers. A carbide lighting system, located in the basement, furnished the gas to illuminate the chandeliers. When electricity became available, the chandeliers were removed, but no one knows what became of them.

The first trustees for the church were installed on July 14, 1895. They were installed by Pastor Royer for a period of five years. The group consisted of William Englehart, Eli McMillen, Henry Schlosnagle, Henry Kamp, and George F. Ault.


Family of Mary Miller Strauss


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Accident, MD

Original Size:
26 x 21 cms

Accident (Md.)--History; Garrett County (Md.)-- Pictorial works.

Garrett County (Md.), 1952

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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