Woodberry in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works
Historic Sites of Industry In the Jones Falls Valley
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
Erected by Baltimore Heritage Organization.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 19.914′ N, 76° 38.694′ W. Marker is in Woodberry 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 Woodberry.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.