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The Canton Library

 
 
The Canton Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
1. The Canton Library Marker
Inscription. This branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library was built in and opened for use in 1886, one of four given to the city of Baltimore by Enoch Pratt, a great philanthropist of that era. It is the only one of that group still in use as a library. Pratt worked in a reading room nearby and knew many neighborhood people and it appears that the construction of this library was a project dear to his heart.
 
Erected by Canton Improvement Association and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 16.821′ N, 76° 34.359′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on South Elwood Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1030 S. Elwood Ave., Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Canton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain John O'Donnell (about 600 feet away); Former Glory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baltimore Regional Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. half a mile away); The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument (approx.
The Canton Library image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
2. The Canton Library
0.9 miles away); This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Show of Strength (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Enoch Pratt. (Submitted on September 11, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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