This beautiful stone building is unique for its graves, which were filled in the early 1800s, long before the church hall above them was built. Edgar Allen Poe, Baltimore's founding fathers and four mayors are among those buried here. In the mid-1800s, a swelling population prompted construction of Westminster Hall. To avoid disturbing the graves, the building was set on a series of brick piers over the tombs, creating catacombs. The meeting hall at Westminster can accommodate and audience of 350 seated for lecture meetings and 250 when used for round table discussions. The hall opens on weekdays at 8am.
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