St. Leo's Church

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St. Leo's Church
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St. Leo's Church, 2014
St. Leo's Church is located in Baltimore
St. Leo's Church
St. Leo's Church is located in Maryland
St. Leo's Church
St. Leo's Church is located in the US
St. Leo's Church
Location 221 S. Exeter St.,
Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′15″N 76°36′3″W / 39.28750°N 76.60083°W / 39.28750; -76.60083Coordinates: 39°17′15″N 76°36′3″W / 39.28750°N 76.60083°W / 39.28750; -76.60083
Area less than one acre
Built 1880
Architect Baldwin, E. Francis; Brady, Edwin
Architectural style Other, Eclectic
NRHP reference # 83002939[1]
Added to NRHP July 28, 1983

St. Leo's Church is a historic Roman Catholic church complex located within the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


The church was built in 1880-81 of brick with stone trim, and combines Italianate, Romanesque, and Classical elements. It features a high entrance porch, a turret with conical roof on the north wall, a square bell tower at the northeast corner, a large rose window in the main façade, and a variety of decorative brickwork. It was the first church in Maryland, and among the first in the nation, founded and built specifically for Italian immigrants. The church was designed by Baltimore architect E. Francis Baldwin.[2]

St. Leo's Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]. It houses a 1881 historic Niemann pipe organ.



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Jeffrey Honick (April 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: St. Leo's Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 

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