Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Baltimore Fire
The leaders of Baltimore decided to use this disaster as an opportunity to improve their city and make it more appealing. As a result of careful and thoughtful planning, civic leaders created a thriving, modern port city with wider streets, more efficient docks, an improved sewer system, and sturdy masonry and steel buildings.
Location. 39° 16.997′ N, 76° 36.707′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Light Street (Maryland Route 2). Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Admiral Guillermo Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Turns the Tide (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adventure Begins at the Bay's Front Door (about 400 feet away); The Port of Baltimore (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Constellation (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Active Port for 300 Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); Top of the World Observation Level World Trade Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pride of Baltimore (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . .
1. Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Project/The Great Baltimore Fire. Interactive Map with Photographs and Time Line of The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
2. Fire Museum of Maryland. "Audio walking tour available of Museumís Great Baltimore Fire Exhibit. Learn about the Fire and what happened through the eyes of Chief George Horton, the fire fighters who fought it and residents as they watched (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
3. The Baltimore Sun archives. "The front page article about the Baltimore fire from The Sun extra edition of Monday, February 8, 1904. The link includes a photo gallery of the fire. (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
4. Baltimore Maryland Panoramic Photo Gallery. Several photos of the fire's aftermath can be viewed here. (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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