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A Star Spangled Centennial

 
 
A Star Spangled Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
1. A Star Spangled Centennial Marker
Inscription. 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) surrounding a portrait of Francis Scott Key.

The city of Baltimore adopted Schuler's design as the official logo of the centennial celebration. This Week-long commemoration boasted visiting warships, regatta races, parades, fireworks, a general illumination of Baltimore city with electric lighting, and the dedication of Fort McHenry as a City Park.

The Fort reverted to the U.S. Army in 1917 and was transferred to the National Park Service in 1933.

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After emigrating from Germany to the United States, Hans Schuler lived in Baltimore. One of the foremost sculptors of his time, he became known as "The Monument Maker."

Schuler's legacy lives on today in The Schuler School of Fine Arts located at his former studio in Baltimore City.
 
Location. 39° 15.812′ N, 76° 34.775′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on E. Fort Avenue. Click for map. In front of the 1914 "Fort McHenry" marker on the grounds of Fort McHenry. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

A Star Spangled Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
2. A Star Spangled Centennial Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort McHenry (here, next to this marker); Bombproofs (a few steps from this marker); Star-Spangled Banner (a few steps from this marker); The Ravelin (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Guardhouse (a few steps from this marker); In Full Glory Reflected (within shouting distance of this marker); Mortars vs. Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); 1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
A Star Spangled Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
3. A Star Spangled Centennial Marker
Fort McHenry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
4. Fort McHenry Marker
1914 Centennial Parade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
5. 1914 Centennial Parade
Close-up of photo on marker
Hans Schuler image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
6. Hans Schuler
After emigrating from Germany to the United States, Hans Schuler lived in Baltimore. One of the foremost sculptors of his time, he became known as "The Monument Maker."

Schuler's legacy lives on today in The Schuler School of Fine Arts located at his former studio in Baltimore City.
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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