Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Samuel Shoemaker House
To Shoemaker goes the credit for organziing and extending the express business throughout the South and West. In 1841, he was asked by E.S. Sanford, of Adams Express, to help organize an express line between Philadelphia and Baltimore. A few months later, Shoemaker and Sanford expanded their business to include Richmond and Charleston, South Carolina. In the next decade, the two men extended their lines, under the name of Adams Express Company, throughout the West and South until the extent of their business was great than that of any one line of railroad in the country. In 1854, various express businesses were consolidated into a joint stock company under the name of Addams Express Company. Shoemaker remained one of the principal managers until his death in 1884.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 17.992′ N, 76° 36.845′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of St. Paul Street (Maryland Route 2) and East Read Street on St. Paul Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 St. Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William H. Welch House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Latrobe Building (about 400 feet away); St. Ignatius Church (about 600 feet away); The Axe and the Cherry Tree (about 700 feet away); The American Psychoanalytic Association (about 800 feet away); Francis Scott Key (approx. 0.2 miles away); Romance of a Romantic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
More about this marker. The marker includes historic photographs of Shoemaker and the building.
Also see . . . 901 St. Paul. Personal website detailing an apartment in this building. (Submitted on March 7, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
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