Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The grounds, which originally encompassed nearly 1,000 acres, now include the mansion, a carriage house, a chapel, a honeymoon cottage and a caretaker's house. The mansion is of mid-nineteenth century Victorian architecture, built of Maryland stone with wood trim.
During the Civil War, the owners of "Crimea were known Southern sympathizers. To discourage Union troops from entering the estate, the Winans constructed a hoax fort with fake cannons. Undeterred, the troops of General Benjamin Butler chopped up the estate's orchard for firewood, arrested Winans' father, Ross, and held him in Fort McHenry. Other prominent Baltimoreans ....
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Erected by the City of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer, mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gwynn Oak MD 21207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crimea Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Norman Van Allan Reeves (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orianda House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crimea Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Name Before a Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Dickeyville's Historic Legacy (approx. 0.7 miles away); An Old Mill Stream (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklintown's Historic Roots (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
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