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Near Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Improvements on the Bayfront

Downs Park History Moment

 
 
Improvements on the Bayfront Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 5, 2020
1. Improvements on the Bayfront Marker
Inscription.  
During the period 1913 to 1937 this property was the summer estate of H.R. Mayo Thom. The bridge and bathhouse pictured here were used by family and friends for access to the beach. Catherine (Thom) Parsons recalls:

"...We had lots of company at Rocky Beach.... We swam, explored the beach, went out in the Tonkaway (the Thom's yacht) and made driftwood fires on the beach where we roasted hotdogs on long sticks and toasted marshmallows. Growing up at Rocky beach was a kind of perfection that bid deeply into our memories, never to be forgotten.... "

The area pictured would have been just beyond this sign.

Look for other Downs Park History Moments as you travel about the park. A brochure is available to help you locate the sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 39° 6.69′ N, 76° 26.018′ W. Marker is near Pasadena, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Chesapeake Bay Drive
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, 0.4 miles north of John Downs Loop, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena MD 21122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kids on the Farm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The old entrance road (about 500 feet away); Summer House on the Bay (about 500 feet away); Mother's Garden (about 500 feet away); The Rocky Beach Oyster Farm (about 600 feet away); The Chesapeake Bay (about 600 feet away); Garden Gazebo (about 600 feet away); The Wishing Bench (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Improvements on the Bayfront Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 5, 2020
2. Improvements on the Bayfront Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Apr. 25, 2024