Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Reviving the Waterfront

 
 
Reviving the Waterfront Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
1. Reviving the Waterfront Marker
Inscription. Here where the Gwynns Falls flows into the Patapsco's Middle Branch, Baltimoreans have come to work and to play over the years. Since the early 1700s this area his been home to mining operations, brickyards, glass factories, and other industries. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, residents came by streetcar to enjoy amusement parks and dance pavilions, picnic grounds and fish houses, swimming beaches and rowing clubs. Crowds watched the Baltimore Black Sox and Elite Giants of the Negro Leagues play at stadiums on Russell Street. In 1977, the city created the Middle Branch Park by consolidating existing shoreside parks and began restoring environmentally degraded sites. Ten years later, the Baltimore Rowing and Water Resources Center opened, reviving a tradition of rowing competitions on the Middle Branch.

[photograph]
The Baltimore Black Sox, pictured here in 1929, played at Westport Park and Maryland Park along South Russell Street near the mouth of the Gwynns Falls.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.283′ N, 76° 37.26′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker
Reviving the Waterfront marker with the Patapsco River in the background image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Reviving the Waterfront marker with the Patapsco River in the background
can be reached from Waterview Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in Middle Branch Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn MD 21225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Senator Harry McGuirk (a few steps from this marker); Gwynns Falls Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); John Smith Explores Patapsco (approx. 0.3 miles away); On Guard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherry Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Auburn Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Gans (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceSports
 
Patapsco River waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
3. Patapsco River waterfront
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement