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When: Friday, July 30 / 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
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Categorized under: Virtual Histories, Webinars

The Church of the Redeemer – Baltimore’s Beloved Modernist Church

Mark Schroeder will discuss the history, design, and lasting impact of the church

This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present the Virtual Histories Series: 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. Hosted every Friday at 1:00 pm EST. This special program is hosted in partnership with the Church of the Redeemer.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.

The Church of the Redeemer made it to the semifinals of BAF’s Architecture Madness tournament, which included 64 exceptional Baltimore buildings built between 1870 and today, hosted in celebration of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary. We’ll explore what makes this modernist church so beloved by Baltimoreans.

The Church of the Redeemer was built in 1958 and designed by architect Pietro Belluschi in collaboration with RTKL. It is a Mid-Century Modern, re-interpretive addition to the original 1856 church by R. Snowden Andrews (1830-1903). Its sophisticated design integrates original stone and like materials to create a modern spirituality of the time.

Peitro Belluschi (1899-1994) was born in Italy, and moved to Portland, Oregon in the 1920’s. His churches and residences reflected a Pacific Northwest vernacular of wood and stone, while his seminal commercial work was more modern in its materials vocabulary. We will tour the 1856 historic chapel, and the 1958 church and supporting administration wing and will view some of the original drawings and documentation of the Belluschi work.

This program will be presented by We’ll be joined by Mark Schroeder, Director of Facilities at the Church of the Redeemer.

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