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Jonestown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brewer’s Park

 
 
Brewer’s Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
1. Brewer’s Park Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1787, Thomas Peters built the original brewery that he sold to Edward Johnson (Mayor of Baltimore, 1808-1814, 1822). It was during Johnson’s ownership of the brewery, and while serving as Mayor of the City of Baltimore in 1813, that Mary Young Pickersgill (1776-1857) assembled the immense Star Spangled Banner Flag that famously flew over Ft. McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in September 1814 and inspired Francis Scott Key’s poem.

Following the War of 1812, Johnson sold the brewery. It remained Claggett’s until it was sold in 1868 to the Daniels family and operated as a brewery until 1879.

In the early 1900’s, a casket manufacturer occupied the site. But in 1987, Theo DeGroen, brewmaster, opened the Baltimore Brewing Company, returning the site to its beer-infused history. In 1998, the City of Baltimore developed Brewer’s Park to commemorate the many breweries that were located in this neighborhood
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1814.
 
Location. 39° 17.294′ N, 76° 

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36.263′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Jonestown. Marker is at the intersection of Lombard Street and South President Street on Lombard Street. The marker is on the property of the Fairfield Inn and Suites on a brick post near the front entrance doors. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Star Spangled Banner Flag was Born Here (a few steps from this marker); Home of Edward Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Carroll Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Small Brick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); Cast-Iron Façade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flag House (about 400 feet away); Welcome To The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Brewer’s Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2017
2. Brewer’s Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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