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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
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Maryland, Baltimore — “…a truly affectionate wife”
Frances "Fanny" H. Peachy, like most women buried here, remains largely anonymous. The daughter of a local minister, Frances H. Andrews (1799-1822) married Baltimore saddlemaker Thomas G. Peachy on February 28, 1821. Less than a year later she was . . . — Map (db m6644) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — “Baltimore must be tamed…”Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Baltimore’s importance as the commercial heart of the Chesapeake region wasn’t the only reason the British wanted to capture the city in 1814. They also wanted to stifle Fell’s Point---the home port for many of the privateers that preyed on British . . . — Map (db m79711) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — 1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street
This structure,built around 1808, was home to the Colvin family for several generations. In 1874 it served temporarily as the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, whose original building had burned. The Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital opened here . . . — Map (db m61897) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 1781 Friends Meeting House
The Friends Meeting House is the oldest religious building in Baltimore. In 1781, the Patapsco Friends Meeting, formerly located on Harford Road two miles north of the Inner Harbor, moved to this site. In 1784 a group of Quakers established a school . . . — Map (db m6282) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2
Of the 60 soldiers in Captain Frederick Evans' company, U.S. Corps of Artillery, 16 soldiers occupied this room, sleeping four to a bunk. To enhance an esprit de corps, the color yellow, signifying the artillery service, was used on the wood . . . — Map (db m34890) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 1917 – 1918
The residents of the Twenty First Ward as a lasting expression of their gratitude and affection have placed this tablet as a testimonial to the young men of this community, who in a spirit of unselfish patriotism answered their country’s call in the . . . — Map (db m41354) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 9 North Front Street
A survival from the 18th century, this house was built in the section of the city known as “Jonestown.” Designed and built in the 1790’s in the Federal style, 9 North Front Street was once part of a neighborhood of merchants, . . . — Map (db m2726) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Beloved General
"...and I feel pride in the belief that the stand made on Monday, in no small degree, tended to check the temerity of the foe, daring to invade a country like ours, and designing the destruction of our city..." Brig. Gen. John Stricker . . . — Map (db m6651) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A La Memorie D’Edgar Allan Poe
Eternellement Cher Dans les Coeurs De Ses Amis Francais This memorial originally in brass, was brought from France by Count F. de Byron-Khun et Prince Edgard de Waldeck under the auspices of the French Literary Society and placed here in the . . . — Map (db m6626) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Memorial Rose Garden
To John Cook A renowned rosarian worthy of this honor whose fame will never die. — Map (db m6242) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Monument to the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe
"My idea in designing this monument was to produce something simple, chaste, and dignified, to strike more by graceful outlines and proportions than by crowding with unmeaning ornament." George A. Frederick, ca. 1874 The November 1875 . . . — Map (db m6627) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Monumental Honor
The Washington Monument is the first major public monument to George Washington. Originally, the Washington Monument was built so George Washington himself could stand on top of the column and look over one of America's great cities, and also keep . . . — Map (db m7720) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Monumental Mistake
These four sculptures were donated by art collector Henry Walters for the interior of the park facing the Washington Monument. The statuaries, made by French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye, depict a man and a boy accompanied by various animals. The . . . — Map (db m7724) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Mother’s Grief
In an age of high infant mortality, Sarah and John Brown experience more than their share of loss. Plagued by smallpox, yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, measles and mumps, early Baltimore families buried one of every three children before their first . . . — Map (db m30564) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Name Before a Place
Leakin Park had a name before it had a place. At his death in 1922 John Wilson Leakin left the city several downtown properties to be sold so land could he purchased for apark. The city deferred action because of existing leases, the Great . . . — Map (db m6338) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Pivotal Battle
British ships launched an attack on Fort McHenry early on September 13, 1814. The fort defended the water approach to the city of Baltimore. The future of the city and possibly the United States depended on the outcome. After the American defeat at . . . — Map (db m61551) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Place of Invention
This fountain was installed during the creation of Mount Vernon Place so that those wealthy enough to own wooden teeth could rinse and wash them in the park. These teeth cleaners were common all over America in the 1800s. At the time, it was thought . . . — Map (db m7725) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Sense of SanctuaryA Safe Place for Friendly Competition and Open Discussion for Social Change
From 1909 to 1951, in the days of an unwritten "Jim Crow" segregation policy, the Parks Commission of Baltimore maintained "separate but equal" facilities. Druid Hill became the sole park city-wide where the African-American community felt welcome . . . — Map (db m7599) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Star Spangled Centennial
The Francis Scott Key Tablet above was dedicated as part of the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial celebration in 1914. Designed by Hans Schuler, the bronze shield depicts and American flag and myrtle (symbolic of love and immortality) . . . — Map (db m60400) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Swashbuckling Merchant
Irish-born adventurer John O’Donnell (1749–1805) was a native of Limerick who made his way to India as a youth. He sailed into Baltimore on a late summer day in 1785 aboard a ship laden with Chinese goods, thus opening Baltimore’s trade with . . . — Map (db m6635) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes
The heroes walk program was established by Mayor William Donald Schaefer in 1986, to honor those persons who have unselfishly given their time, labor and talents to help improve the quality of life in our community without ever seeking reward or . . . — Map (db m2709) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Admiral Guillermo Brown
In honor to the abiding memory of The father of the Argentine Navy Admiral Guillermo Brown On the banks of the Delaware where he started his maritime career. "Brave in combat, magnanimous in victory and audacious in his decisions" Born in 1777 in . . . — Map (db m6158) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Adventure Begins at the Bay's Front DoorBaltimore Visitor Center and Gwynns Falls Trail — Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
It’s amazing how much has happened here since Captain John Smith traveled up the Patapsco while exploring the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. Since its founding in 1729, Baltimore has been the scene of some of American history’s great moments, among them . . . — Map (db m79856) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Alex Brown Investment Banking Company — Historic Site
On this site in 1900 was constructed the banking headquarters for the Alex Brown Investment Banking Company, America's oldest banking house in continuous operation. This building survived the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 with evidence of that event . . . — Map (db m7042) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Alex. Brown & Sons Company Building
This building was home to Alex. Brown & Sons Company, founded in 1800, the first and oldest continually operating investment banking firm in the United States. The building represents the firm's and Baltimore's importance in the financial world of . . . — Map (db m7041) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Allegiance by Force
"if there should be an uprising in Baltimore, I shall be compelled to try to put it down; and that gun is the first I shall fire." -- Major General John Dix, U.S. Army,1861 At the beginning of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln . . . — Map (db m66636) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Among Family: Poe’s Original Burial Place
He lies buried amongst his kindred ... and no stone or monument yet marks his resting-place." J. Thomas Scharf's Chronicles of Baltimore, 1874 Edgar Allan Poe was buried here on October 8, 1849, a day after his lingering death in . . . — Map (db m6642) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Among the Illustrious Men
Among The Illustrious Men interred within this enclosure who assisted in the achievement of National Independence are the Following ─── ─── ─── In the Revolution and the War . . . — Map (db m88377) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — An 18th-Century Burying Ground
Westminster's origins stretch back to 1786 when local Scots-Irish Presbyterians acquired land here for a new burial ground, a mile or so from the center of the growing town of some 12,000. First Presbyterian Church included many of Baltimore's most . . . — Map (db m6643) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — An Active Port for 300 YearsThe Port of Baltimore
Proximity to the Chesapeake Bay has been the driving force in Baltimore's eminence in commerce and transportation. But the story of Baltimore's port is actually older than Baltimore itself. In 1706 - two decades before the founding of Baltimore - . . . — Map (db m34845) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — An Old Mill Stream
If you were standing here in the early 1800s, you would have been listening to the waterwheel humming away at the Windsor Mill across this bridge. This section of the Gwynns Falls Trail is built over a three-mile millrace that carried water to power . . . — Map (db m6340) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Armistead
To Col. George Armistead, April 10, 1779 – April 25, 1818, commander of this fort during the bombardment by the British Fleet, Sept. 13-14 1814. War of 1812. Erected Spet. 12, 1914 by the City of Baltimore, Soc. War of 1812 . . . — Map (db m2595) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Army "Sailors," Navy "Soldiers""Not a man shrunk from conflict" Major George Armistead, Commander Fort McHenry September 1814
The defenders who manned the heavy cannons in front of you represented a unique combination of soldiers and sailors. One unit, the U.S. Sea Fencibles, included civilian sailors. Wearing the clothing of their trade, they were issued muskets, drilled . . . — Map (db m61147) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
George Herman Ruth, better known to the world as Babe Ruth, baseball's famous "Sultan of Swat," was born here in the home of his maternal grandparents on February 6, 1895. Famous for his record-breaking statistics and flamboyant style, Babe was . . . — Map (db m7480) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Babe’s Dream
George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Baltimorean. Feb. 6, 1895 – Aug. 16, 1948. — Map (db m708) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore & Ohio RailroadThe Mount Clare Shops
You are standing on the site of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Mount Clare Shops, a large industrial complex critical to maintaining every aspect of the railroad’s daily operations. Because of their strategic importance, the shops were among the . . . — Map (db m60965) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Arts Tower
Once known as the Bromo Seltzer Tower, this building is a monument to Captain Isaac Emerson, the imaginative chemist who developed a famous headache remedy, and named it after Mt. Bromo - an active volcano in Java. Emerson came to Baltimore in . . . — Map (db m6982) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore City Courthouse
This “noble pile” as it was described at the dedication of January 8, 1900, is the third courthouse built on Monument Square. When Calvert Street was leveled in 1784, the original courthouse—site of the May 1774 Stamp Act Protest . . . — Map (db m89370) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore City Fire Department
Dedicated to the Members of the Baltimore City Fire Department, Past, Present and Future. — Map (db m2704) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
This tablet erected by the Maryland State Dental Association marks the original site of the Baltimore College of Dental Survery Founded in the year 1840 the first dental college in the world. — Map (db m7037) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Infirmary
On this site in 1823 the faculty of the University of Maryland College of Medicine erected the Baltimore Infirmary, the first teaching hospital associated with a degree-granting school of medicine and the original residency program in medical . . . — Map (db m10006) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Police Department
Established 1784 by an act of the Maryland Legislature. This living memorial is dedicated by the Department to all members, past and present. Who have served with honor, dedication, and loyalty. Many of whom have made the supreme . . . — Map (db m2601) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Public Works Museum
Completed in 1912, the majestic Eastern Avenue Pumping Station was the architectural crown jewel in the City of Baltimore’s ambitious plan to provide its citizens with a service largely taken for granted today, a sanitary sewage system.

Designed . . . — Map (db m60939) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Regional TrailA House Divided — War on the Chesapeake Bay
During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland's residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in violence on April 19, 1861, when . . . — Map (db m37537) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Regional TrailA House Divided — War on the Chesapeake Bay
During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland's residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in violence on April 19, 1861, when . . . — Map (db m79687) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Riot TrailDeath at President Street Station
Baltimore – A house Divided In 1861, as the Civil War began, Baltimore secessionists hoped to stop rail transportation to Washington and isolate the national capital. On April 19, the 6th Massachusetts Regiment arrived here at the . . . — Map (db m2418) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Riot Trail"Keep back ... or I Shoot"
Baltimore - A House Divided On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the . . . — Map (db m6151) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Riot TrailFlag Waving at Fawn Street — Baltimore – A House Divided
(Preface): On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the . . . — Map (db m6208) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Riot TrailBarricade at Jones Falls Bridge — Baltimore – A House Divided
(Preface): On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the . . . — Map (db m6209) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Riot TrailLast Shots at Camden Station — Baltimore – A House Divided
(Preface): On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the city’s . . . — Map (db m37538) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Riot TrailCombat on Pratt Street — Baltimore – A House Divided
(Preface:) On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the . . . — Map (db m71978) HM WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Slave Trade
Although the United States banned the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 1808, a domestic trade from the Upper South to the emerging cotton-growing regions of the Deep South thrived until the 1860's. Baltimore-based dealers supplied the trade, operating . . . — Map (db m71935) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Turns the TideStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
After crushing the Americans at Bladensburg and invading the Nation’s Capital, the British targeted Baltimore. If they could capture the city---the third largest in the United States and a commercial and shipbuilding hub---they could likely bring . . . — Map (db m79868) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore's Great Fire
Started 10-48 A.M. February 7 1904 Under control 11-30 A.M. February 8 1904 Property destroyed - $100 000 000 Insurance paid - $32 000 000 Acres covered - 140 Lives lost - none Beginning at Liberty and German Streets the fire . . . — Map (db m7321) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. — Map (db m5787) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Beehler Umbrella Factory
On this site, from 1886-1908, stood the Beehler Umbrella Factory, the oldest umbrella house in America. Founded in Baltimore by Francis Beehler in 1828. — Map (db m4895) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Believe it or Not
Raised slabs mark a number of grave sites at Westminster, but none has garnered as much attention as this one. Once the subject of a "Ripley's Believe it or Not," this gravity-defying piece of marble continues to fascinate. This slab was . . . — Map (db m6639) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Bernard von Kapff
Bernard von Kapff (1770-1829) put his stamp on early Baltimore as a merchant, public figure and leader of the German community. A native of Detmold in northern Germany, von Kapff established a tobacco importing business in 1795, and later joined . . . — Map (db m6649) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Bethel A.M.E. Church
The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal congregatoin is the oldest independent black institution in Baltimore. Its origins date back to the late 18th century, when blacks withdrew from the parent Methodist Church in protest against racially . . . — Map (db m6237) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — B'nai Israel Synagogue(originally Chizuk Amuno Synagogue)
The B'nai Israel Synagogue, erected in 1876, is the longest actively-used synagoue in Baltimore. It was built by Congregation Chizuk Amuno ("Strengthening of the Faith"), whose members had seceded from the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in 1870 to . . . — Map (db m7074) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Bombproofs
The arched chambers on either side of the sally port are identical bomb shelters for the fort's soldiers. They were built immediately after the bombardment of 1814, when it became obvious that such places were needed. Fortunately, Fort McHenry was . . . — Map (db m12246) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Bon Secours Hospital
Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours, a nursing order founded in France in 1824, sent three members to Baltimore in May, 1881, at the request of Cardinal Gibbons. Their first U. S. convent opened at West Baltimore and Payson Streets the . . . — Map (db m2451) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town1729
[This marker portrays the subject in a pictorial manner. It shows the major streets of Baltimore in 1729. The six stars on the map represent the locations of this and five other identical markers.] Map (db m7483) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Breaking the Back of Segregation
Separate but Equal policy July 11, 1948 Participants James Robertson, Maceo Howard, Morris Kalish, James Gross, Albert Blank, Jeanette Fine, Gloria Stewart, Mary Coffee, Mitzy Freishtat, Irvin Winkler, Stanley Askin, Louis Pinkney, Leonard Collidge, . . . — Map (db m11223) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Bridging Gwynns Falls
The lofty, triple-arched Baltimore Street Bridge was built here in 1932 to provide better access across the Gwynns Falls Valley to the city's rapidly developing west side. Earlier, the Frederick Turnpike crossed farther south on a relatively short, . . . — Map (db m6351) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead
Within this cemetery is buried Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead Born New Bern, N.C. Feb. 16, 1817 Died at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863 Where men under his command made the farthest northern advance by any Southern troops Captain U.S. Army . . . — Map (db m21366) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — British Bomb
Fired by the British Naval Forces during the bombardment of this fort Sept. 13-14, 1814 when by the light of “Bombs bursting in air” the National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner had its birth. — Map (db m10882) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Veterans
This memorial is dedicated to all the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay veterans living and deceased by Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Post 187 American Legion, Department of Maryland. Dedicated May 28, 1995. — Map (db m19079) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Brown’s Arcade
Named for the governor who developed it, Brown's Arcade is a unique and early example of adaptive reuse in Baltimore. The four buildings that make up the Arcade were originally constructed as rowhouses in the 1820's. After the Great Fire of 1904, . . . — Map (db m5565) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Building Atop the Burying Ground
When leaders of First Presbyterian Church decided to build an new church atop their 18th-century burying ground, they hoped to serve Baltimore’s growing west end and protect their burial place from being diverted to other uses. Construction . . . — Map (db m2413) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Burial Place of Twenty-Nine Confederate Soldiers
Erected by the United States to mark the burial place of twenty-nine Confederate soldiers who died at Fort McHenry, Maryland, while prisoners of war, and whose remains were there buried, but subsequently removed to this section, where the individual . . . — Map (db m7050) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Camp CarrollFrom Plantation to Federal Camp
This land was part of a 2,568-acre tract named Georgia Plantation, that Charles Carroll purchased in 1732. By 1760, his son Charles Carroll, a lawyer, had constructed a Georgian summer home, Mount Clare. the Carroll family lived here until 1852. . . . — Map (db m2537) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Captain John O'Donnell1749-1805
Captain John O’Donnell, the founder of the Canton Community, was a man of great vision and accomplishment. He initiated trade between Canton, China and Baltimore in 1785 operating his own merchant sailing vessels. This public square once the site of . . . — Map (db m62256) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Carroll Mansion
Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), the last surviving, and only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, wintered here during the last twelve years of his life. Built circa 1808, the mansion is the grandest . . . — Map (db m3204) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Carroll Park
Baltimore’s Park Commission purchased portions of the Mount Clare estate between 1890 and 1907 to provide a large landscaped park for the city’s southwestern neighborhoods. The Olmsted Brothers firm helped the city develop plans to protect the . . . — Map (db m41430) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Carroll Park at the Golf Course — Gwynns Falls Trail
Native Americans once traversed this stream where nearby at Gwynns Run in 1669, Richard Gwinn, the stream’s namesake, established a trading post. Next to the trail today is the nine-hole executive Carroll Park Golf Course, one of the five operated . . . — Map (db m41426) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Carrollton Viaduct
The Carrollton Viaduct carried the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad over the Gwynns Falls, its first malor stream crossing as it headed west from its Pratt Street terminus Completed in 1829, the 300-foot stone span is named for Charles Carroll of . . . — Map (db m6391) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Cecilius Calvert1606   1675 — Fovnder of Maryland
Cecilivs Calvert Baron Baltimore of Baltimore in the Kingdom of Ireland•Absolvte Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon in America•Who on November 13, 1633 with the co-operation and assent of the first Colonists, proclaimed in . . . — Map (db m89251) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Chapel of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple
This chapel designed by Maximilien Godefroy represents a unique combination of French Gothic and classical architecture; it was built of English brick and trimmed with Acquia Creek sandstone and stucco. The cornerstone was dedicated by Bishop . . . — Map (db m7187) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Charles Center & One Charles Center
The 14-block Charles Center project, begun in 1958, was the first piece of Baltimore's nationally recognized downtown Renaissance. the 33-acre project was strategically placed between the financial district on the east side and the retail district . . . — Map (db m88236) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Charles H. Dorsey, Jr.(1930-1995)
Family man, attorney, civic and church leader, mentor, lover of life, thinker, stargazer Continuing the family tradition, Charles H. Dorsey made the fight for justice his lifelong vocation. As a young man, he fought for civil rights with the . . . — Map (db m6292) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Cherry Hill
Part of the city but green as a suburb, Cherry Hill is a distinctive African American planned community. Cherry Hill was established to provide housing for blacks who moved to Baltimore to work in industries during World War II. Originally it . . . — Map (db m6359) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Chimney Corner Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Chimney Corner Building 1812 A.D. — Map (db m6130) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Church Home and Hospital“I am a Massachusetts woman”
Church Home and Hospital, formerly Washington Medical college, was where Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, and where many doctors were trained who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. On April 19, 1861, Adeline . . . — Map (db m2427) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Cistern and Well
Fort McHenry was surrounded by water, but none of it was fit to drink. In the early years, soldiers rowed into Baltimore to fill casks with fresh well water. They also collected rainwater from the barracks' roofs in a cistern located in this corner . . . — Map (db m66631) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Civil War Guardhouse
Fort McHenry has had several guardhouses. This one, built in 1835 and enlarged in 1857, is one of the best preserved buildings in the star fort. Soldiers on duty in this room guarded military offenders in the adjacent cells. During the Civil . . . — Map (db m2590) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Civil War Magazine
Larger cannon -- and more cannon -- came to Fort McHenry during the Civil War period. To provide safe storage for the additional gunpowder and ammunition, the Army built this magazine in 1864. From the inside it doesn't look especially strong, . . . — Map (db m66644) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Clover Hill(So named circa 1714)
Part of “Merryman’s Lott” 210 acres of virgin timberland granted by Lord Baltimore in 1688 to Charles Merryman, whose descendants farmed here until 1869. Stone house built in 19th century occupied by Bishops of Maryland since 1909, when . . . — Map (db m2452) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Colonel Charles Marshall1830-1902
Chief of Staff to General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. Later a political reformer and one of nineteenth-century Baltimore's "Seven Great Lawyers." — Map (db m6460) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Colonel George Armistead
[front side] This monument is erected in honor of the gallant defender of Fort McHenry near this city during its bombardment by the British Fleet on the 13th and 14th September 1814. He died universally esteemed and regretted on the 25th of April . . . — Map (db m80930) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Commanding Officer’s Quarters
The rooms on the left end of this building stood as a separate structure during the 1814 period. this was the residence of Major George Armistead, commanding officer and “Hero of Fort McHenry.” It was Armistead who directed the . . . — Map (db m2592) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Confederate Women of Maryland
To the Confederate Women of Maryland 1861-1865 The Brave at Home In difficulty and danger regardless of self they fed the hungry, clothed the needy, nursed the wounded and comforted the dying. — Map (db m62307) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Continental Trust Building
The Continental Trust Building, constructed in 1902, is the only building in Baltimore designed by Daniel H. Burnham, a major figure in the Commercial Style that developed in Chicago at the turn of the century and produced the American skyscraper. . . . — Map (db m6442) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Crafting a LegacyStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
In 1813, Mary Pickersgill’s flag-making business was commissioned to sew a garrison flag and a smaller storm flag for Fort McHenry, Mary’s mother, daughter, nieces, and African American servants helped complete the task in about seven weeks.

On . . . — Map (db m79832) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — Crimea
To escape the intolerable heat of Baltimore summers, Thomas Dekay Winans built this country house on land which he had purchased in 1855. Winans had recently returned from Russia, where he made a fortune supervising construction of the . . . — Map (db m6404) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Crimea Estate
In the mid-1800s this meadow and hillside were part of Thomas Winans' country estate, the Crimea. After returning from Russia, where he helped build the St. Petersburg-Moscow railroad, Winans established this estate. He and his Russian-born wife, . . . — Map (db m6336) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Crimea MansionThe Arrest of Ross Winans
On May 11, 1861, Union Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's troops occupied the railroad depot southwest of Baltimore at Relay, where a spur of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's main line turned south to Washington. The seizure of Relay yielded a surprise . . . — Map (db m6403) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Curt Richter, Ph. D.1894-1988
Discoverer of biorhythms / the biological clock. Head of Johns Hopkins psychobiology laboratory. Garry Moore 1915-1993 *** Host of 1950s and 1960s television variety shows. — Map (db m6476) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Daniel Coit Gilman1831-1908
First President of Johns Hopkins University. First director of John Hopkins Hospital. A pathfinder in American graduate and professional education. — Map (db m6559) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Davidge Hall
Davidge Hall, constructed in 1812, is named for the first dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. John B. Davidge. Noted for its unique classical appearance, it is the oldest building in the country used continuously for medical . . . — Map (db m15057) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Dickeyville's Historic Legacy
Dickeyville has been known by several other names - Tschudi, Franklinville, Wetheredville, Hillsdale - depending on who owned the grist, paper, or textile mills powered by the Gwynns Falls. Both the Wethereds and Dickeys ran their mill operations as . . . — Map (db m6339) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Direct Hit
About 2:00 p.m. on September 13, 1814, gunners of the Maryland Militia under Captain J.H. Nicholson were waiting out the British bombardment behind this parapet. It was futile to return fire because their 21 pounder gun did not have the range to hit . . . — Map (db m34591) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Discover Baltimore: The Monumental CityHeritage Walk
The Battle Monument was America's first public war memorial and the first since antiquity to honor the common soldier. Designed by Maximilian Godefroy, its construction began in 1815, shortly after the event it commemorates: in 1814, after the . . . — Map (db m89395) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus
July 10, 1916 Hamburg, Germany November 20, 2004 Baltimore, MD Physician, Humanist, Author Working as an interpreter with Scandinavian political prisoners held by the Third Reich during World War II, she bravely afforded many medical aid and . . . — Map (db m2710) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Druid HillStrategic Union Encampment
Within a year of the April 1861 Baltimore Riots, the first of several U.S. Army camps and fortifications began encircling Druid Hill, and important location high above the city and adjacent to the Northern Central Railroad. The 114th and 150th New . . . — Map (db m7594) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Dugan-Hollins Family Vault
This burial vault holds the remains of nine members of two prominent Baltimore families whose live were intertwined through business partnerships and marriage. Cumberland Dugan (1747-1836), the patriarch, left Ireland at age 19, settling briefly . . . — Map (db m6640) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Early Industries
Industries have flourished here in the lower Gwynns Falls Valley since the early 1700s, when the Baltimore Iron Works Co. turned iron into nails and anchors and Dr. Charles Carroll's gristmills ground wheat into flour. The Wilkens Curled Hair . . . — Map (db m6393) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Early Transportation Routes
The Gwynns Falls Trail follows a valley that has served as both a transportation avenue and an obstacle since the days of American Indians and European colonists. Early roads were privately owned turnpikes that charged tolls; they became public . . . — Map (db m6352) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Ebenezer AME Church
This church is part of the African Methodist Episcopal congregation, the oldest independent black institution in the country. The origins of the A.M.E. church date back to the late 18th century, when blacks withdrew from the parent Methodist Church . . . — Map (db m49492) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Edgar Allan Poe House
“The little house in the lowly street with the lovely name.” This was how Edgar Allan Poe described 203 Amity Street, where he lived from 1832 to 1835 with his grandmother, aunt, and cousin Virginia, whom he married in 1836. While . . . — Map (db m2506) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Edith Hamilton1867-1963
Classicist author of The Greek Way. A leader in women's day-schooling First headmistress of Bryn Mawr School. *** Alice Hamilton, M.D. 1869-1970 Founder of industrial hygiene, pioneer in removing lead from paint. Harvard's first woman . . . — Map (db m6466) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Eli Siegel1902-1978
Great American Poet, Philosopher Founder of Aesthetic Realism Quiet and green was the grass of the field, The sky was whole in brightness, And O, a bird was flying, high, there in the sky, So gently, so carelessly and fairly. There . . . — Map (db m7595) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Ellicott Flour Mills
The Ellicott Driveway portion of the Gwynns Falls trail follows the route of a millrace that carried water to a flour-milling complex owned by the Ellicott family. In the 1800s, 26 gristmills along the Gwynns Falls and other on the Jones Falls and . . . — Map (db m5533) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Enoch Pratt Free Library
In 1882, the merchant Enoch Pratt, wishing to make a gift to his adopted city which would benefit all of her citizens, gave Baltimore $1,058,000 to establish a public library. The original building fronted on Mulberry Street. Designed by the . . . — Map (db m5561) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Entering Fort McHenry ... A Deadly Crossfire
You are standing in the most vulnerable point of Fort McHenry, and potentially the most deadly. The main entrance was the weakest part of the fort's walls. Fearing a British land attack, the defenders built the Ravelin (the structure to your right) . . . — Map (db m66509) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Ernest Stebbins, M.D.1901-1987
Early advisor to the World Health Organization. New York City Health Commissioner. Long time dean of Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. — Map (db m6581) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Evergreen on the FallsNational Register of Historic Places
Surveyed for John Walsh in 1754, large square cupola once crowned brick mansion. Built in Italianate style c.1860 by Henry Snyder. Leased after 1864 to James Hooper, owner of Meadow Mill. Estate was sold in 1870 to David Carroll, co-owner of Mount . . . — Map (db m2520) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Evolution of Fort McHenry
After the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, Fort McHenry continued as a military post for more than a hundred years. The U.S. Army constructed buildings outside the star fort and modified existing structures to serve the needs of the time. During the . . . — Map (db m10881) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Exodus 1947: "The ship That Launched a Nation"
Near this spot, the Baltimore steamer President Warfield began her epic voyage into history. Built in 1928 as the flagship of the Old Bay Line, she ran nightly cruises between Baltimore and Norfolk. In 1943 she was given to Britain under the wartime . . . — Map (db m59809) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Expanding the American Intellect: Icons and IconoclastsMount Vernon Cultural Walk
“My library,” Enoch Pratt said, “shall be for all, rich and poor without distinction of race or color, who, when properly accredited, can take out the books if they will handle them carefully and return them.” In 1886, with . . . — Map (db m88270) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Experimental Carriages
Funds for developing new weapons decreased after the Civil War, forcing the Army to upgrade the cannon they already had. These three 19-inch Rodman gun tubes were probably made during the 1870’s, but their carriages are improved versions . . . — Map (db m2637) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — F. Scott Fitzgerald1896-1940
Author of The Great Gatsby (1925). Works published while he resided here: Tender is the Night (1934), Raps At Reveille (1935), and essays (1934-1936) later collected in The Crack-Up. — Map (db m6473) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fame, Fortune and Financial Scandal
The Calhoun-Buchanan vault holds the remains of 29 members of two of Baltimore's leading Scots-Irish Presbyterian families spanning five or six generations. The neo-classical granite vault is probably the work of Robert Mills (1781-1855), the . . . — Map (db m6637) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Federal Hill
Since the founding of Baltimore, 1729, this hill has been a popular point for viewing the city’s growth. Here 4,000 people feasted 1780, to celebrate the ratification by Maryland of the Federal Constitution and in honor of the new government gave . . . — Map (db m2555) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Federal HillBuilding the Fort
On the evening of May 13, 1861, U.S. General Benjamin E. Butler’s troops occupied Federal Hill and brought their guns to bear on Baltimore. For the next four years the hill, garrisoned by 10 different regiments, served as a strategic Union strong . . . — Map (db m2560) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Federal Hill and Otterbein
The Federal Hill and Otterbein Historic Districts exemplify preservation efforts in Baltimore. Adjacent to the Inner Harbor, they were among the earliest areas developed in the city. After periods of economic prosperity and decline, these historic . . . — Map (db m6357) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fells Point
A colonial maritime community established 1726 by William Fell, shipbuilder of Lancashire, England. In this area were built more than six hundred ships from the colonial era through the Civil War. Birthplace of the U.S. Frigate . . . — Map (db m2517) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Ferdinand Clairborne Latrobe
1833 1911 Seven Times Mayor of Baltimore In grateful acknowledgment of his eminent services the City has erected this monument AD 1914 — Map (db m60936) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Final RestStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Once Baltimore’s most prestigious cemetery, Westminster Burying Ground was the final resting place for many prominent Baltimoreans, including some 25 from the War of 1812. Notable burials include: General Samuel Smith, commander of American forces . . . — Map (db m79848) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fire PowerStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Bellona Gunpowder Company mills, operating from 1801 to 1856, was located in present-day Robert E. Lee Park along the banks of the Jones Falls. Bellona was one of several Baltimore powder mills and produced explosives used in the defense of . . . — Map (db m78310) HM WM
Maryland, Baltimore — First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church, the oldest Black Baptist church in Maryland, was founded amidst turmoil in 1836, five years after Nat Turner's Rebellion in Virginia. Alarmed at the Rebellion, Maryland and other slave states passed laws restricting the . . . — Map (db m7564) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — First Baptist Church, Baltimore
On this site purchased in 1773, the first permanent meeting house, a dwelling for the pastor and a school house were erected and a cemetery established for the First Baptist Church of Baltimore Town. The present and fourth building of the church is . . . — Map (db m2599) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — First Boy Scout Armory
On this site, May 20, 1911, Ernest Thompson Seton, founder of the Boy Scouts of America, laid the cornerstone of the first Boy Scout Armory in the United States, and 30 acres of land were presented to the Mount Washington Boy Scouts for park and . . . — Map (db m2522) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — First Dental College
Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, first dental college in the world chartered by the General Assembly of Maryland March 6, 1840. Founders were Horace H. Hayden, M.D., D.D.S. and Chap A. Harris M.D., D.D.S. The Assembly stipulated by Act of . . . — Map (db m2530) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — First Unitarian Church
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Maryland, Baltimore — Fish Market
Baltimore's first fish market stood near the site of this structure as searly as 1773. The first market building, Centre Market, was authorized by act of the State legislature in 1784. It was also known as Marsh Market since it was built on Thomas . . . — Map (db m7322) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Florence Rena Sabin, M.D.1871-1953
First woman full professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Introducer of techniques for staining living cells. Reformer of Colorado's health laws. Her statue stands in the U.S. Capitol. — Map (db m6475) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Former GloryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
The mouth of Harris Creek was once part of Baltimore’s thriving maritime industry. David Stodder began building ships here in the 1780s. The first U.S. Navy frigate, Constellation, launched from Stodders Shipyard in 1797 and played an active role . . . — Map (db m79670) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fort Look-Out
During the War of 1812, a circular 180° earthen artillery redoubt was erected as a defense for Fort McHenry. On September 13, 1814, Lt. George Budd commanded naval forces that assisted in repulsing a nighttime British attack on the Ferry Branch . . . — Map (db m36849) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fort McHenry
1814 - 1914 1776 Whetstone Point shore battery 1794 Star Fort begun. Later named for Washington’s Secretary of War 1795 Reservation partly acquired by the United States 1814 Gallant defence during British . . . — Map (db m2569) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
As a guardian of Baltimore’s harbor, Fort McHenry is the site of the sucessful defense of the city by American Forces during the British attack on September 12–14, 1814 which inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled . . . — Map (db m2568) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Francis Scott Key
Author of The Star Spangled Banner departed this life on the site of this building Jan. 11, 1843. “And this be our motto In God is our Trust” —Key — Map (db m5558) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Francis Scott Key
1780-1843 Presented to the City of Baltimore Charles L. Marburg [this marker tells its story in a pictorial manner] On one side, ships are depicted bombarding Fort McHenry. On the other, the view is from Fort McHenry out onto the ships in . . . — Map (db m6548) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Franklin P. Mall, M.D.1862-1919
First Johns Hopkins Professor of Anatomy. After 1914, also first Director of the Department of Embryology at Washington's Carnegie Institution, where he pioneered embryological research. — Map (db m6480) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Frederick DouglassAbolitionist / Orator / Author
Frederick Douglass was born into American slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore in February 1818. In March 1826, Douglass, a slave child, was sent to live in the Hugh Auld household at this location, from 1826-1831. Douglass periodically resided . . . — Map (db m2603) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Frederick Douglass
"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation are those who want crops without plowing up the ground - they want rain without thunder and lightning." - Frederick Douglass Born in February, 1818, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, . . . — Map (db m7562) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Freedom & Equality for All
After a Republican victory in the Presidential Election of 1860, the South park of Mt. Vernon Place seceded from the union... of the parks. The South park and the residents around it were infuriated that the North Park was a free park open to . . . — Map (db m7721) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Furley Hall
On hill to the north stood the Georgian mansion built c. 1775 by Daniel Bowley II (1745–1807), Baltimore merchant and patriot of the revolution. He was a town commissioner, 1771–1778, and three times a State Senator. In 1814, British . . . — Map (db m2618) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — G. Krug & Son
"There is hardly a building in Baltimore that doesn't contain something we made, even if it is only a nail." So boasted Theodore Krug, heir to the oldest continuously working iron shop in the country. For more than 170 years artisans here have . . . — Map (db m6619) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Garrett Jacobs Mansion7, 9 & 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place
The Garrett Jacobs Mansion is an architectural treasure that provides an historic window to Baltimore’s 19th century elegance. The mansion combines the work of two of America’s most distinguished architects: Stanford White and John Russell Pope. The . . . — Map (db m62424) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Garry Moore1915-1993
Born Thomas Garrison Morfit, he was an early host and star of 1950s and 1960s television variety shows, including I've Got a Secret and The Garry Moore Show. — Map (db m6589) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — General Casimir Pulaski
Casimir Pulaski (Kazimierz Pulaski) was born in the late 1740’s in Warsaw, Poland. In his native country he fought against Imperial Russia, winning fame and respect for his brilliant and daring attacks on the Russian forces attacking his . . . — Map (db m60996) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — George W. Rayner HouseCirca 1879
George Rayner (1854-1884), lawyer and one of Baltimore's wealthiest men, was the first to call this home. — Map (db m6579) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — George Washington Bicentennial Marker
This elm has watched the growth of "Baltimore Towne" for over 100 years, on former estate of John Eager Howard, Revolutionary and 1812 Officer and fifth governor of Maryland. Here, in "Howard's Woods", Count De Rochambeau's troops camped, 1782, . . . — Map (db m5563) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Gerald W. Johnson1890-1980
Journalist, historian and biography. His political commentary, in print and on television, led Adlai Stevenson to call him "the critic and conscience of the nation." — Map (db m6478) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Gloria Victis
Gloria Victis-To the Soldiers and Sailors of Maryland in the service of the Confederate States of America. 1861-1865 (The front of the base of the monument) — Map (db m62306) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Grace and St. Peter's Church
Built for Grace Church in 1852, this was one of the first Gothic Revival churches in the South to use Connecticut brownstone. St. Peter's Church, founded in 1802, and Grace Church, founded in 1850, were united in 1912. This union is symbolized by . . . — Map (db m6013) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Grand Army of the Republic
In memory of the Grand Army of the Republic by the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Mother Sperling Tent No. 1, April 23, 1933. [rear of marker] [Engraving of a 13-star flag] Our fathers saved. [text on top . . . — Map (db m66592) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Great Railroad Strike of 1877
The first national strike began July 16, 1877, with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Baltimore Maryland. It spread across the nation halting rail traffic and closing factories in reaction to widespread worker . . . — Map (db m63862) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Green Mount Cemetery
Green Mount Cemetery was dedicated in 1839 on the site of the former country estate of Robert Oliver. This was the beginning of the “rural cemetery movement”; Green Mount was Baltimore’s first such rural cemetery and one of the first in . . . — Map (db m62629) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Gwynn Oak Park and the Civil Rights Movement
On August 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D. C. On that same day a victory for equal rights occurred here, as segregation ended at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, which used to . . . — Map (db m72901) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Gwynns Falls TrailMiddle Branch Park at Waterview Avenue
The Gwynns Falls Trail at Middle Branch Park is a splendid place to do some birdwatching, learn to row, try your luck fishing, and relax while enjoying views of the city’s skyline and harbor activities. To the north, under I-95, the Gwynns Falls for . . . — Map (db m65304) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Gwynns Falls ValleyFrom Work to Play
As the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike twisted and turned westward, it passed one of the centers of early city industry. A three mile long millrace on the Gwynns Falls provided power for over twenty mills that sawed wood, ground flour, wove . . . — Map (db m4940) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — H. Irvine Keyser
This site and these buildings were presented to the Maryland Historical Society as a memorial to my husband H. Irvine Keyser of Baltimore. Obit May 7, 1916. A member of the Society 1873 to 1916. — Map (db m2527) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — H. L. Mencken House
Henry Louis Mencken was born on Lexington Street on September 12, 1880. His father hoped his eldest son would continue the family cigar manufacturing business, but after his father's death in 1899, Mencken headed straight for the Baltimore . . . — Map (db m5035) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Hackerman House
Built in 1850, Hackerman House, formerly the Thomas-Jencks-Gladding Mansino, was given to the City of Baltimore by Willard and Lillian Hackerman in 1984 and conveyed to the Walters Art Museum by the Honorable William Donald Schaefer in 1985. . . . — Map (db m6019) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Henry August Rowland House
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Maryland, Baltimore — Henry Highland Garnet Park
This is a community park developed by the Special Impact Neighborhood Improvement Program and the Department of Recreatoin and Parks dedicated to the memory of Henry Highland Garnet by the Henry Highland Garnet Neighborhood Council. Henry . . . — Map (db m6236) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Heritage WalkDiscover The Jones Falls — Powering America's Industrial Revolution
Baltimore’s industry and trade grew concurrently, a partnership that fueled the city’s tremendous 18th and 19th century growth. You are standing at the mouth of the Jones Falls, a river that flows through Baltimore into the Inner Harbor’s Patapsco . . . — Map (db m60944) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Historic Canton
Through the efforts of the Canton Improvement Association this old and densely populated ethnic neighborhood was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The two-story red brick row houses are especially noteworthy for their hand . . . — Map (db m2430) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Homewood
The Home of Charles Carroll, Jr. A National Historic Landmark Built 1801 - Restored 1987 Open for Tours - Museum Shop Map (db m6114) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Homewood
Property purchased in 1800 by Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a wedding present for his only son, Charles and bride Harriett Chew of Philadelphia. The younger Charles designed and oversaw the building of the . . . — Map (db m18315) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Howard A. Kelly, M.D.1858-1943
"Wizard of the operating room." First Johns Hopkins Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. First head of gynecology, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Early user of radium to treat cancer. — Map (db m6565) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Hugh Lennox Bond1828-1893
Stalwart supporter of President Lincoln and of Emancipation. Chief Judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court, where he was nicknamed "The Curse of the K.K.K" for his harsh sentences. — Map (db m6462) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — In Full GloryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
At home in the city credited with helping to turn the tide for Americans in the War of 1812, the collections of the Maryland Historical Society preserve evidence of the people who live this history. The Center for Maryland History has the nation’s . . . — Map (db m79842) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — In Full Glory Reflected
9:00 a.m., September 14, 1814 The bombardment has ended; the battle is over. As the rain clouds pass and the rays of the sun shine on the fort, the garrison, tired and relieved, stands upon the parade ground. All eyes stare at the large 30 x . . . — Map (db m60567) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — In Memorial1955 - 2005
Six members of the Baltimore City Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the Tru-Fit clothing company 507-509 East Baltimore Street on February 16, 1955. Batallion Chief Francis P. O'Brien, Fourth Batallion • Fire . . . — Map (db m7320) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — In Memory of Dr. Lillie May Jackson
Servant of God, Champion of the People, Mother of Freedom May 25, 1976 Erected by the Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History In Cooperation with the Amoco Foundation, Inc. — Map (db m6238) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — In Memory of Harvey J. Burns, Jr.1923-1988
A Black pioneer in Baltimore tennis. Teacher - promoter - mentor of youth seeking entry into the tennis circuit. — Map (db m7598) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — In Memory of Mary Young Pickersgill1776-1857
In the summer of 1813 Baltimore was preparing to defend itself against another invasion by the British, a “Second War of Independence.” Baltimore’s most prominent flag-maker at that time was a widow named Mary Young Pickersgill. In the . . . — Map (db m89202) HM WM
Maryland, Baltimore — In This Building From 1992 - 1999
A group of talented people created a television legend. Homicide Life on the Street — Map (db m6331) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Infusing Style and Sophistication:The Influence of Maximilian Godefroy
For its first 25 years, the burying ground remained a simple place characterized by plain grave markers. After 1810, tastes changed and First Presbyterian Church's leading public figures demanded the ornate. The most dramatic change was a new . . . — Map (db m6645) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Inner Harbor Lofts
This complex, once three separate structures built between 1886 and 1905, hosed a wide variety of industries. These included a shoe manufacturer, the nation's leading straw hat company, (M.S. Levy), one of the largest lithographers in the south, . . . — Map (db m6984) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Inspired WordsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
After 10 harrowing days aboard ship and witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key spent his first night ashore at the Indian Queen Tavern, September 16-17, 1814. The inn operated at this site until the 1830s.

Moved by . . . — Map (db m79849) WM

Maryland, Baltimore — IrvingtonThe Last Stop before Baltimore
Before Irvington existed, eastbound travelers encountered the last hill on the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike. The turnpike was part of the system of roads that connected to the National Road in Cumberland in 1806. During the 1800s, this . . . — Map (db m4941) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — J. Howard Payne (1887-1960) House — Historic Marble Hill
A prominent and distinguished Baltimore African-American attorney, real estate broker, and politician. He was educated in Baltimore City public schools and graduated from Howard University Law School. As a friend of James Cardinal Gibbons, he . . . — Map (db m89570) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Jacob Epstein1864-1945
Innovative wholesale merchant to the South and collector of Old Master paintings. As a philanthropist, he inaugurated the system of matching charitable grants. — Map (db m6568) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Jacob J. Abel, M.D.1857-1938
Pioneer researcher on adrenalin, insulin, and the artificial kidney. First Professor of Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. For 40 years the leading pharmacologist in America. — Map (db m6569) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — James Cardinal Gibbons
At this site, on July 23, 1834, was born America’s first Prince of the Church, James Cardinal Gibbons. Although world-renowned for the influence and profoundness of his thought he was always the parish priest striving for the salvation of . . . — Map (db m2703) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — James McHenryIrish-Born Founding Father
Newcomers like James McHenry helped shape the future of the new republic. A native of Ireland's County Antrim, McHenry (1753-1816) emigrated to Philadelphia in 1771 where he studied medicine with Benjamin Rush, one of Colonial America's most . . . — Map (db m6647) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — James McHenry, M.D.
Signer of the Constitution 1755-1816 The Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution June 26, 1929 — Map (db m6648) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Jesse Lazear, M.D.1866-1900
Johns Hopkins researcher in Cuba. To find the cause of yellow fever he courageously exposed himself to virus-infected mosquitoes and died of the disease, thereby proving the route of transmission. — Map (db m6583) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Joe Gans and the Goldfield Hotel
The Goldfield Hotel once stood at the corner of East Lexington and Colvin Streets. Joe Gans, a Baltimore native and the first African American boxing champion, owned the hotel and its nightclub, which was one of the earliest integrated clubs in the . . . — Map (db m40431) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — John Eager Howard
This park and sculpture commemorates Revolutionary War hero, benefactor and statesman John Eager Howard. Howard entered the Revolutionary Army at age 24, and soon gained military fame for his skillful and heroic use of the bayonet in the Battle of . . . — Map (db m5985) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — John H. B. Latrobe House
On an evening in October, 1833, three of Baltimore's most discerning gentlemen were gathered around a table in the back parlor of this house. Fortified with “some old wine and some good cigars,” John Pendleton Kennedy, James H. Miller . . . — Map (db m4939) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — John McDonogh
1737-1809 Elizabeth McDonogh 1746-1808 Parents of John McDonogh Founder McDonogh School for Boys Restored by The McDonogh Alumni Association 1949 — Map (db m6631) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — John Smith Explores Patapsco
Captain John Smith visited the Patapsco River twice in 1608 after settling at Jamestown the previous year. In a 40-foot shallop, Smith and his crew were exploring the Chesapeake Bay hoping, in vain, to discover a passage to the Pacific Ocean. On the . . . — Map (db m6360) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Joseph GansMount Auburn Cemetery
GANS Joseph Nov.25, 1874-Aug.10, 1910. World’s Lightweight Champion 1902-1904 1906-1908 Inducted into IBHOF 1990 [Bronze plaque at bottom of monument:] Grave site restored 2005 - Veteran Boxers Association, Inc. . . . — Map (db m65380) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Joshua Johnson
[The majority of the text on the photocopy of the picture of the marker is unreadable. It ends as follows:] His painting now hang in many museums, including the Metropolitan in New York and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Below are two . . . — Map (db m9478) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Katyn Remembered
When duty called they answered. When they refused the embrace of Stalin—they died. Now we commend them to the ages to be included amongst history’s martyrs. In 1939, the Soviet Union in league with Nazi Germany attacked Poland . . . — Map (db m2422) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Keswick
The Home for Incurables of Baltimore City, was incorporated November 1, 1883, through leadership and resources provided by the men and women of the Hospital Relief Association of Maryland. The purpose of this organization, incorporated December 18, . . . — Map (db m2387) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Keyser Quadrangle
Named for William Keyser who was the moving force behind the donation of the Homewood property to Johns Hopkins. He contributed 62 acres and also organized the donation of other land by Samuel Keyser, Francis M. Jencks, William H. Buckler, and . . . — Map (db m6122) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — King Gambrinus, 1879
King Gambrinus originally stood in a niche above the door at John Frederick Wiessner and Sons’ Baltimore brewery. It is the earliest surviving zinc sculpture of this popular icon of the brewing industry in the United States.

In the second half . . . — Map (db m60959) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — Lafayette Monument
La Fayette, immortal because a self-forgetful servant of justice and humanity. Beloved by all Americans because he acknowledged no duty more sacred than to fight for the freedom of his fellow men. —Woodrow Wilson En 1777 La Fayette . . . — Map (db m2394) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Leadenhall Baptist Church
After the Civil War, a large number of black Baptists migrated to Baltimore. This church was organized in 1872 by black Baptists of the Sharp-Leadenhall area, with the help of the Maryland Baptist Union Association. It is the second oldest church . . . — Map (db m6358) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Lee and Jackson Memorial
The parting of General Lee and Stonewall Jackson on the eve of Chancellorsville. They were great Generals and Christian Soldiers and waged war like gentlemen. — Map (db m62314) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Leon Day Park
This park is named for Leon Day, an outstanding player in the Negro Leagues who was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A resident of southwest Baltimore, Day joined the Baltimore Black Sox in 1934 when African Americans could not play in . . . — Map (db m6345) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Lightship ChesapeakeThe Baltimore Maritime Museum
Lightship 116 "Chesapeake" was built in 1930 as a manned navigational beacon and fulfilled this role under the US Lightship Service and the US Coast Guard for nearly 40 years. On station in all weather and sea conditions, lightships and their crews . . . — Map (db m32733) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum
"God opened my mouth and no man can shut it." With this firm belief in God and herself, "Ma" Jackson acieved extraordinary success in securing equal rights for blacks in Baltimore and Maryland. Born in 1889, she began fighting for black equality and . . . — Map (db m6562) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Living Classrooms Foundation
Lady Maryland The Lady Maryland is an authentic replica of a pungy schooner, a Chesapeake Bay workboat that sailed the Bay in the 1700s and 1800s. Pungies were fast sailing vessels and were primarily used to transport perishable cargo such as . . . — Map (db m6126) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Lloyd Street Synagogue
The Lloyd Street Synagogue, dedicated in 1845, is the first synagogue erected in Maryland and the third oldest surviving synagogue in the United States. A simple, elegant building in the popular Greek Revival style, it was designed for the Baltimore . . . — Map (db m7072) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Local Hero, National Leader
Sam Smith is the most important public figure buried at Westminster. A hero in two wars, Smith (1752-1839) spent 40 years as a U.S. Congressman and Senator. As a merchant, Smith amassed and lost a fortune, but won the admiration of locals who, in . . . — Map (db m6650) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Locust Point
Established as a port of entry in 1706, this peninsula was originally known as Whetstone Point. Along this road in 1814, soldiers marched to the defense of Fort McHenry, nearby. Port facilities served as a Federal supply camp in the Civil War. Later . . . — Map (db m2561) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Locust Point Veterans Memorial
Dedicted to those men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States who, in serving their country during times of conflict have suffered the scars of battle. Donated on behalf of the entire community of South Baltimore and Locust Point by the . . . — Map (db m34895) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — M551A1 Sheridan AR/AAV
Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle-Turret Armament 152mm Gun/Launcher-M-219 7.62 cal. Machine Gun (Coaxially Mounted)-M-2 .50 Cal. Machine Gun-M-176 Grenade Launchers (8)-Weight 36,000 lbs. Combat Loaded-Cruising Range 373 miles, . . . — Map (db m65324) HM WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Major General Samuel Smith
1752–1839. Under his command the attack of the British upon Baltimore by land and sea Sept. 12-14, 1814 was repulsed. Member of Congress forty successive years, president U.S. Senate, Secretary of the Navy, Mayor of Baltimore. Hero . . . — Map (db m2557) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mary Pickersgill
The public spirited woman who made the 15 star flag that flew over Fort McHenry September 14, 1814, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner. Site restored 1976 by the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner Flag . . . — Map (db m89205) HM WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Maryland Historical Society
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state's oldest continuously operating cultural institution. Founded in 1844, it was first located in the Athenaeum at St. Paul and Saratoga Streets. In 1919 it moved to its current location on W. . . . — Map (db m10249) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial
(Panel on the left) This Memorial honors the men and women of the State of Maryland who served in the Armed Forces of our nation in the Vietnam War, with special tribute to those who lost their lives or who remain missing in action. Their names . . . — Map (db m65317) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr.
In Honor of Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. Under the whose Leadership The Charles Center Project Was undertaken 1958 by his friends and The Citizens of Baltimore. — Map (db m88296) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — McKim Free School
Before Baltimore's public school system opened in 1829, education was the concern of charitable and religious organizations. An early leader in the education movement was the McKim Free School, established through a bequest of Quaker merchant John . . . — Map (db m7071) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Memorial To Edward Berge
As a memorial to his friend Edward Berge, this enlargement of his "Sea Urchin" by Henry Berge was presented to the City of Baltimore by Frederick R. Huber 1959. Completed 1961. — Map (db m6979) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Memorial to John E. Burbage
Founder of the Knights of the Golden Eagle The Members of the Order 1912 — Map (db m6412) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Memorial to Marylanders Killed in War with Mexico"Watson Monument"
1846-7-8 Erected by the Maryland Association of Veterans of Mexican War 1903 [tablet 2] Association of the Veterans of the Mexican War 1846-7-8 Surviving members 1903 Of the Army. John A. Reese, Samuel C. Love, John A. Love, John . . . — Map (db m81626) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mergenthaler House
From 1894 to 1899, this house was the residence of Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German immigrant who revolutionized the art of printing with his invention of the Linotype. Previously a typesetter searched for a single character, then placed it in a line . . . — Map (db m6582) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mob SceneStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Site — War of 1812
Incited by anti-war editorials in the Federal Republican, an angry mob destroyed the newspaper’s Gay Street office in June 1812. Rioters returned when editor Alexander Contee Hanson resumed publication from the Charles Street site on July 27. . . . — Map (db m79870) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Montebello
Originally the estate of Major General Samuel Smith (1752-1839). In 1881 Lake Montebello began service as a drinking water supply for Baltimore when connected by tunnel with Loch Raven reservoir. Montebello water filtration plant was completed in . . . — Map (db m96029) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Monumental Lives
The William and Robert Smith vault, another of Maximilian Godefroy's Egyptian-flavored designs, belonged to one of early Baltimore's most successful and accomplished families. William Smith followed his brother John from Lancaster, Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m6638) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mortars vs. Guns
When the British attacked in 1814, guns of this type – but larger – were fired from the ramparts and the water batteries near the riverbank. They kept the British warships from entering Baltimore Harbor, but they could not shoot far . . . — Map (db m10885) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mother Seton House
This house, built around 1807, was the home of Saint Elizabeth Bayley Seton, the first American-born canonized saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Born in New York to a prominent Protestant family, Elizabeth Ann Bayley married William M. Seton . . . — Map (db m5986) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mount Auburn Cemetery
Oldest cemetery for African Americans in Baltimore, founded in 1872 by Rev. James Peck, pastor, and trustees of Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Dating to 1787, the congregation served the community and was influential in the freedom . . . — Map (db m13540) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mount ClareFreedom Seekers at Georgia Plantation — National Underground Railroad-Network to Freedom
In 1760, Mount Clare was built as the summer home of Charles Carroll, Barrister. Mount Clare was the center of Georgia, Charles Carroll’s 800-acre Patapsco River Plantation. The estate supported grain fields and grist mills along the Gwynn’s Falls, . . . — Map (db m61209) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mount Clare, the Georgia Plantation
In the late 1760’s, the Mount Clare mansion was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife, Margaret Tilghman, as their summer home. The mansion was located on the grounds of the original plantation, Georgia, and included an orangery, . . . — Map (db m2533) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mount Vernon Cultural Walk-Celebrating CultureThe Heart of the City
Mount Vernon Place celebrates Baltimore’s rich cultural heritage, offering an extraordinary array of historic architecture, monuments, sculpture and cultural Institutions. The Washington Monument set the stage for this area in 1829, becoming the . . . — Map (db m62437) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mount Vernon Cultural Walk-Contributing to SocietyBaltimore's Best Address
In the mansions surrounding the Mount Vernon squares, prominent Baltimoreans made major political, artistic and cultural contributions to the world. One such person was John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870), who lived on the site of the Peabody . . . — Map (db m62443) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
[photo caption] The Washington Monument, Baltimore. This view of Mount Vernon Place, circa 1848, shows the home of Charles and Phoebe Key Howard ot the right of the monument. Conceived as a "Cathedral of Methodism" the Mount Vernon Place . . . — Map (db m7948) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mounted MessengersStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Captain Henry Thompson, Clifton Mansion’s original owner, formed the First Baltimore Horse Artillery unit in 1813. General John Stricker chose Thompson’s troop to report on enemy movements at the August 1814 Battle of Bladensburg.

Selected as . . . — Map (db m79744) WM

Maryland, Baltimore — Mt. Clare
This outstanding Georgian mansion, built between 1754 and 1768, was the home of Charles Carroll, Barrister and framer of Maryland’s first Constitution and Declaration of Rights. Carroll and his wife Margaret Tilghman made Mount Clare a center of . . . — Map (db m3152) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mt. Clare
1754–1914. This oldest colonial structure of Baltimore was built in 1754 upon the estate known as “Georgia Plantation” by Charles Carroll, Barrister 1723–1783 One of the foremost patriots of . . . — Map (db m41351) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mt. Olivet Cemetery
The burial place of Methodist pioneers including Bishops Francis Asbury, Enoch George, John Emory and Beverly Waugh, also Robert Strawbridge, first preacher in Maryland and Jesse Lee, founder in New England. Site of 1966 Methodist Bicentennial time . . . — Map (db m33697) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Murnaghan House
Built in 1849, this house was the home of William T. Walters (1819-1894) and his son Henry Walters (1848-1931), successful Baltimore merchants and bankers and avid collectors of art. At his death, Henry Walters bequeathed this building, his . . . — Map (db m6020) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812
Among the illustrious men interred within this enclosure who assisted in the achievement of National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812 are the following Samuel Chase, 1741 – 1811, Signer of the Declaration of Independence . . . — Map (db m21364) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Norman Van Allan Reeves
(1935-1983) Memorial trail In loving memory of and in appreciation for his untiring efforts to preserve Leakin Park. Dedicated by V.O.L.P.E. and Friends of Gwynns Falls / Leakin Park September 11, 1983 — Map (db m6405) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — O Say Can You See?
If you had been standing on this rampart with the American gunners on the morning of September 14, 1814, you would have had a close-up view of the dramatic scene Francis Scott Key described in our National Anthem. About two miles downstream, . . . — Map (db m2572) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — O'er the Ramparts We Watch!Which Flag Flies Today?
The forts walls are called ramparts. An American flag flies over Fort McHenry twenty four hours a day by Presidential Proclamation. The size of the flag varies. On clear days with the right amount of wind, a full-size replica of the . . . — Map (db m61434) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Of Fords, Felles, and Falls
The Susquehannock and Algonquian Indians had long traveled through this area when Captain John Smith explored and mapped the Chesapeake Bay region in 1608 As the Susquehannocks went from Pennsylvania to the bay, they crossed the Gwynns Falls stream . . . — Map (db m6390) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Old East BaltimoreFrom Country Estates to City Living
Old East Baltimore historic district is significant for its association with the history of immigration in Baltimore, its intact rowhouses and religious structures representing a range of architectural styles from the 1840s through the early 1900s, . . . — Map (db m78604) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Old Otterbein Church
"Mother Church" of the United Brethren in Christ. First chapel erected 1771, present edifice, 1785. Burial place of the denomination's founder, Philip Wilhelm Otterbein, pastor, 1774-1813. Lovely Lane Chapel, "Mother Church of American Methodism," . . . — Map (db m13573) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Old Post Office
This structure, designed by James A. Wetmore and completed in 1932, is the second post office to occupy this site. Erected at a cost of $3.3 million, the neo-classical building, with its marble halls and paneled court-rooms, contained the most . . . — Map (db m6160) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Old St. Paul's
St. Paul's Church (Episcopal) stands on the only property that has remained under the same ownership since the original survey of Baltimore Town in 1730. In that year, Lot. No. 19, the highest point in the new town, was granted to St. Paul's Parish; . . . — Map (db m92305) HM

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