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The Star Spangled Banner

 
 
The Star Spangled Banner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 23, 2007
1. The Star Spangled Banner Marker
Inscription.
In this house was made
The Star Spangled Banner
which floated over Fort McHenry
during its bombardment by the British
September 13th and 14th 1814
and which inspired
Francis Scott Key
to write his immortal poem
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The flag was made by Mary Young Pickersgill

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.243′ N, 76° 36.191′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on East Pratt Street near Albemarle Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum (here, next to this marker); Flag House (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore Slave Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); Crafting a Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star Spangled Banner Flag was Born Here
The Star Spangled Banner Marker<br>National Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2016
2. The Star Spangled Banner Marker
National Landmark Plaque
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Edward Johnson (about 500 feet away); Baltimore Riot Trail (about 500 feet away); Carroll Mansion (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  The Star Spangled Banner Flag House. (PDF) National Landmark Nomination Form. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar of 1812
 
The Star Spangled Banner Flag House, 1936 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, HABS
3. The Star Spangled Banner Flag House, 1936
This 1936 photo by E. H. Pickering shows this marker on the south wall of the Flag House, to the left of the store front.
The Star Spangled Banner Flag House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2016
4. The Star Spangled Banner Flag House
The marker is now on the east wall of the Flag House and the store front has been removed.
National Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2016
5. National Landmark Plaque

Star Spangled Banner
Flag House

has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses excptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States
U. S. Department of the Interior National Park Service
1970
The Star Spangled Banner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2016
6. The Star Spangled Banner
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016.
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