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Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"The Door"

 
 
"The Door" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2013
1. "The Door" Marker
Inscription.  The open door symbolizes the heritage of religious freedom granted to the colonial citizens of Maryland by Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore in 1657. His belief is such freedom inspired Maryland to become the first colony to create a separation of church and state, greatly influencing the U.S. Constitution and attracting many residents seeking a safe environment in which to practice their faith.
This sculpture was created by
James K. Hill of Salisbury, Maryland
and commissioned by the
Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission in 2008

 
Erected 2008 by Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 39° 31.984′ N, 76° 20.865′ W. Marker is in Bel Air, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Baltimore Pike (Business U.S. 1) and Kenmore Avenue (Maryland Route 924). Marker is in a small park in the 100 block
"The Door" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2013
2. "The Door" Marker
of Baltimore Pike where it meets Kenmore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Air MD 21014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hays House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bel Air (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bel Air (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Bel Air (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacred to the Memory of the Men of Harford County (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Bel Air (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Grateful Recognition (approx. 0.4 miles away); Built 1898 Liriodendron (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Air.
 
The Door image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2013
3. The Door
I am the Door image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2013
4. I am the Door
The Dove image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2013
5. The Dove
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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