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The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works

Historic Sites of Industry In the Jones Falls Valley

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2019
1. The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works Marker
Inscription.  The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works was established here and manufactured some of the most impressive machinery of the period. A year into establishing the site, the company was manufacturing the east iron columns for the peristyle of the U.S. Capitol Building dome.

Poole & Hunt manufactured a multitude of machines including turbines and boilers that powered mills, along with screw-pile lighthouses, railroad machinery, and transmission equipment for cable cars. During World War I, the company was commissioned to manufacture naval artillery mountings and established an ammunition works in Texas, Maryland.

In 1934, hard hit by the Depression, the company sold much of its campus to the Franklin Balmar Corporation. By the 1970s, a kitchen cabinet manufacturer used the site, and by the 1990s a rock climbing gym had taken over the massive erecting shop, and artists had established a community in the machine shop and foundry. A devastating fire in 1995 destroyed much of the campus. The next decade, the site was repurposed by developers Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse. Designed by architects Cho Benn Holback+Associates, the
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2019
2. The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works Marker
site transformed into Clipper Mill, a complex of residences, offices, shops, a restaurant, and studios.
 
Erected by Baltimore Heritage Organization.
 
Location. 39° 19.914′ N, 76° 38.694′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Clipper Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 Clipper Park Road, Baltimore MD 21211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Firefighters’ Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodberry Factory and Park Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Woodberry (about 400 feet away); Meadow Mill (about 600 feet away); Whitehall Mill (approx. half a mile away); Evergreen on the Falls (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Sense of Sanctuary (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wagner (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2019
3. The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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