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

The Huntingdon Avenue Viaduct Bridge Path

Wyman Park

 

— Baltimore City Recreation & Parks —

 
The Huntingdon Avenue Viaduct Bridge Path Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 23, 2019
1. The Huntingdon Avenue Viaduct Bridge Path Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1893 at a cost of $73,418.00, the Huntingdon Avenue Viaduct Bridge carried streetcar passenger on the Number 25 line, from pointes south through Remington, over Stony Run, and into Hampden. In 1859, then Baltimore Mayor Thomas Swann passed a law that required 20% of railway fares the allocated for the care and maintenance of the city's parks and squares.

This marker and path are positioned on a tract of Wyman Park that was designated parkland in 1903. While the bridge was dismantled in 1949, it is fitting that this expanded pathway funded through a grant from the Homewood Community Partners Initiative once again provides a scenic park-way route between the vibrant Remington and Hampden neighborhoods.

While passing by take note of the large rectangular stones, formerly part of the bridge abutments, which can be found at this, Huntingdon Avenue's endpoint and along Wyman Park Drive.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 39° 19.409′ 
The Huntingdon Avenue Viaduct Bridge Path Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 23, 2019
2. The Huntingdon Avenue Viaduct Bridge Path Marker
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N, 76° 37.497′ W. Marker is in Remington in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of West 31st Street and Huntingdon Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 31st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3101 Huntingdon Avenue, 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. Chapin A. Harris (approx. ¼ mile away); Remington-Wyman World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Decker Quadrangle (approx. ¼ mile away); Harriet Tubman Grove (approx. ¼ mile away); Wyman Park Dell (approx. ¼ mile away); Remington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spring House or Dairy - c. 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Sep. 29, 2022