Continuing Orchard Street Church’s Community Service

The Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) is a civil rights organization that is housed in the historic Orchard Street Church. The 1882 church has had a long history of community engagement from abolitionist meetings to today’s use as home to the GBUL and the state chapter of the NAACP.  The church is in need of urgent repairs in addition to system upgrades. The Greater Baltimore Urban League is looking to find a way to honor their history as they look at a long-term plan to restore and upgrade their headquarters.


Partners: Greater Baltimore Urban League

The Problem

The Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) is a civil rights organization located in the historic Orchard Street Church. The 1882 church has a long history of community engagement from hosting abolitionist meetings to its use today as home to the GBUL and the state chapter of the NAACP.

The Fix

The Orchard Street Church is in need of urgent repairs and system upgrades. Preservation Maryland will help the Greater Baltimore Urban League honor the historic structure while developing a long-term plan to upgrade its headquarters for their current important work.

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Orchard Street Church History
Greater Baltimore Urban League

Orchard Street Church
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Orchard Street United Methodist Church

Maryland Historical Trust Easement

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