Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Place of Worship

Can you guess where in the greater Parkville-Overlea area this photo was taken?

It's hard to write about this week's photograph without naming the church in the photo.

At the time the picture was taken, back in 1904, this church stood in Parkville—today, a church of (mostly) the same name still stands there but it looks pretty much not-at-all-the-same.

The photograph above was downloaded from the Baltimore County Public Library Legacy Web photo collection. It was originally taken by Mrs. Douglas Horstman.

"The frame structure was built in 1895 to replace an earlier stone chapel built in 1839. It was replaced by another structure in 1954," according to a description on the library website.

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Leave your best guess and share your memories of Parkville-Overlea in the comments.

Samuel Palm November 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM
It's directly across from my computer shop at Hiss and Harford, which back around when this photo was taken was the neighborhood ice cream parlor, Class' Ice Cream, my guess is Hiss United Methodist.
Bernadette Jehnert November 23, 2012 at 02:23 AM
My husband grew up in Parkville. He said it is Hiss United Methodist Church. He always went to Classes for the best chocolate ice cream he ever had!!
Nick Gestido November 23, 2012 at 05:01 AM
You are both absolutely correct. It is, in fact, Hiss United Methodist Church—at the time the photo was taken it was just Hiss Methodist Chapel. Old photos are awesome. I love getting a look at the neighborhood's history. Do you guys have any photos of your own to share? I'd love to see them. Email nick.gestido@patch.com


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