Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Businessman and philanthropist William Keyser owned the Baltimore Copper Works and became a vice president of the B&O Railroad in 1870. Despite having no formal connection with the university, Keyser motivated by an acute sense of the gratitude he owed Baltimore for his success made Johns Hopkins his primary beneficiary. His son Brent was later chairman of the Johns Hopkins board of trustees from 1903 to 1927.
Location. 39° 19.765′ N, 76° 37.183′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from N. Charles Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the campus of Johns Hopkins University near the Sheridan Libraries. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sheridan Libraries (within shouting Homewood (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Homewood (about 500 feet away); Confederate Women’s Monument (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Church Home and Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remington-Wyman World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clover Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Peace Cross Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . . Johns Hopkins University web site. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.