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

Davidge Hall

 
 
Davidge Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. Davidge Hall Marker
Inscription.  Davidge Hall, constructed in 1812, is named for the first dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. John B. Davidge. Noted for its unique classical appearance, it is the oldest building in the country used continuously for medical education. The Medical School, established in 1807 by the Maryland General Assembly was the fifth to be founded in the United States. Following mergers with Baltimore Medical College, 1913, and College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1915, the school became part of the State University System in 1920.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable BuildingsScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 39° 17.26′ N, 76° 37.379′ W. Marker is in University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Lombard Street and Greene Street, on the right when traveling west on Lombard Street
Davidge Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
2. Davidge Hall
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inner Harbor Lofts (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Infirmary (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Arts Tower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James McHenry, M.D. (about 700 feet away); A Beloved General (about 700 feet away); Bernard von Kapff (about 700 feet away); Local Hero, National Leader (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named James McHenry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University of Maryland.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Latrobe - Architect of Davidge Hall. (Submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
National Register Marker on Building image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
3. National Register Marker on Building
University of Maryland College of Medicine
Davidge Hall
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
Built in 1912 and named for Dr. John Davidge, founder and first dean of the College, the hall is the oldest known anatomical theater in the English-speaking world and possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
Davidge Hall image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2008
4. Davidge Hall
University of Maryland College of Medicine, Davidge Hall image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 4, 2009
5. University of Maryland College of Medicine, Davidge Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,500 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   5. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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