Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Crossroads of American History
The Frederick Square Corner
Erected by America's ByWays.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 24.843′ N, 77° 24.644′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of East Patrick Street (State Highway 144) and Market Street (State Highway 355), on the left when traveling west on East Patrick Street. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Market & Patrick Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hospitals in Frederick (about 400 feet away); A Good Night's Rest (about 400 feet away); One Vast Hospital (about 400 feet away); Kemp Hall (about 400 feet away); Capital For A Summer (about 500 feet away); In April 1861 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. Three photographs illustrate the crossroads. On the lower left is a photograph captioned, “By the 1890s, brick had replaced dirt on road surfaces. Trolley tracks and power lines crisscrossed the Square Corner as Guilded Age technology came to Frederick.”
In the lower center, “A Hagerstown & Frederick trolley car rumbles through the Square Corner in 1911. The electric railway made travel convenient from Frederick to other rural communities farther west and north.”
On the lower right, “The prime real estate at the Square Corner has always called for memorable architecture. The massive Farmers and Mechanics Bank Building still dominates a corner of the intersection. Many of the old buildings in the well preserved downtown have survived with new uses.”
The background of the marker is the “National Road at Fairview Inn,” the standard for the series.
Also see . . . .pdf version of this marker. (Submitted on October 7, 2007, by Jakub Kaluzny of Rockville, Maryland.)
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