Carroll Hunting Lodge
This stone house, commonly known as the “Carroll Hunting Lodge,” is one of the oldest in the Mount Washington area, dating from about 1790. It stands on what was once a vast tract owned by Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Carroll was on the four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence, a member of the General Assembly, a United States Senator, and a very wealthy landowner.
Years later, in the mid-nineteenth century, the property formed a part of a light industrial complex of snuff and tobacco mills along the Western Run.
The great flood of 1868 caused much damage to the mill property, and this imposing structure is the one surviving building. It is an excellent example of Maryland eighteenth architecture in its symmetry and simplicity; the roughness and heaviness of its construction suggest how remote this area was, at the time, from the sophistication of Baltimore City.
Erected by The GWFC Woman’s Club of Mt. Washington, Sponsor; William Donald Schaefer, Mayor.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
Location. 39° 21.9′ N, 76° 40.428′ W. Marker is in Cheswolde in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Greenspring Avenue north of Pimlico Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5900 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore MD 21209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Boy Scout Armory (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Washington Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mount Washington Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ruscombe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Quarry Lake at Greenspring (approx. 1.6 miles away); History of The Greenspring Quarry (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fire Power (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.