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Ridgely Methodist Episcopal Church

8900 Central Ave
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(301) 925-7599
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    Ridgely Church is a one-story, front gabled structure with pointed-arch windows with commemorative stained glass. It is bordered by a small graveyard with handsome primitively carved stones. The present building was constructed in 1921 to replace the original church founded by Lewis Ridgely in 1871 that was destroyed by fire. Church serving black community at this location since 1871; present building replaces church founded by Lewis Ridgely in 1871 to serve local black Methodist community; moved a short distance back from the major highway and restored.