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To Commemorate the Inauguration of a Chemical Industry in America

The Manufacture of Illuminating Gas

 
 
To Commemorate the Inauguration of a Chemical Industry in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2008
1. To Commemorate the Inauguration of a Chemical Industry in America Marker
Inscription. The first franchise in America to produce and distribute gas for public use was granted in 1816 by this city to the Baltimore Gas Light Company, established by Rembradnt Peale, William Lorman, James Mosher, Robert Cary Long and William Gwynn. In exercise of this franchise, gas has been supplied uninterruptedly by the original company and its successors.

This tablet is erected on the premises
of the direct descendant of the pioneer company.

Erected by
The American Chemical Society
Maryland Section
April 3, 1939

 
Erected 1939 by the American Chemical Society, Maryland Section.
 
Location. 39° 17.473′ N, 76° 37.035′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on North Liberty Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beehler Umbrella Factory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Charles Center & One Charles Center (about 500 feet away); Old St. Paul's (about
Marker is to the left of the door image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2008
2. Marker is to the left of the door
600 feet away); Rectory of Old St. Paulís Parish (about 700 feet away); Inspired Words (about 800 feet away); Joshua Johnson (about 800 feet away but has been reported missing); Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The building image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2008
3. The building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 13 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.
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