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Small Brick Building

Carroll Mansion

 
 
Small Brick Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
1. Small Brick Building Marker
Inscription. A two-story wing possibly a kitchen, extended off the back of the mansion. Activities in an early nineteenth-century kitchen and kitchen yard included cooking for the entire household, drawing water, heating water for laundry and personal use, ironing, butchering, and drying herbs.

Historical records indicated that the two-story wing was made of brick and had a door connecting its second story to the second story of the mansion. Archaeological evidence indicates that the wing had a brick basement floor and steps which led to the cellar of the mansion.

Kitchens in Baltimore were often extensions of the main structure or separate from it, because of danger from the open fire-place. If you look closely around the first-and second-story windows on the east side (left) of the building, you can see evidence of where the doors connected the wing to the main structure.

(Inscription below the image on the left)
View from Shot Tower taken after the 1904 fire (detail), Baltimore City Life Museums.

(Inscription beside the image in the lower center)
Early twentieth century view of the Carroll Mansion showing demolished wing, collection of the Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 17.321′ N, 76° 36.266′ W. Marker is in Baltimore

Small Brick Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
2. Small Brick Building Marker
, Maryland. Marker is on Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cistern (a few steps from this marker); Carroll Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Home of Edward Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewer’s Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Cast-Iron Façade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star Spangled Banner Flag was Born Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Slave Trade (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Small Brick Building Marker-1840s Carrollton Inn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
3. Small Brick Building Marker-1840s Carrollton Inn
Small Brick Building Marker-The Carroll Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
4. Small Brick Building Marker-The Carroll Mansion
Small Brick Building Marker-The Carroll Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
5. Small Brick Building Marker-The Carroll Mansion
Small Brick Building Marker-1840s Carrollton Inn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
6. Small Brick Building Marker-1840s Carrollton Inn
The Carroll Mansion marker has previously been posted on HMDB.org
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017.
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