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Maryland Historical Trust

Reisterstown church awarded grant to restore historic building

Fellowship Hall, a 116-year-old building that was gifted to St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Reisterstown in 1941, will have a new breath of life in the community. The building, which was slated for demolition last July, will instead be restored thanks to a $95,000 grant awarded by the African American Heritage Preservation Program, which is a partnership of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust. The hall was originally part of an emancipation post-war settlement that included St. Luke's Church and a school, which was torn down in 1997. Church officials initially made the decision to also demolish Fellowship Hall...