Johns Hopkins Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wyman Park Dell
— Baltimore City Recreation & Parks —
About the Park
Designed and built as a naturalized public park space during the period of 1911-1914, Wyman Park Dell is Baltimore's best remaining example of a fully realized park design by the esteemed Olmsted Brothers (Landscape Architects of Brookline, Massachusetts). Wyman Park Dell serves as the gateway from the Charles Street boulevard to the more secluded Wyman Park, which extends along the Stony Run from University Parkway to the Jones Falls. Built over Sumwalt Run, a tributary of the Stony Run. Wyman park Dell exemplifies Olmstedian principles of naturalistic park design—steep slopes dotted with native oak and American beech trees, a spacious lower meadow bounded by dry stone walls, and sweeping pathways that respond to the topography of the site. Park users can be seen daily seeking respite in the beauty of the Dell.
Below: A winter aerial view from the 1930's shows the integrity of the original Olmsted Brothers design, which is largely preserved in the present state of the Dell.
Erected by Baltimore City Recreation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 39° 19.424′ N, 76° 37.189′ W. Marker is in Johns Hopkins Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of West 29th Street and Wyman Park Drive on West 29th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 W 29th St, Baltimore MD 21218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harriet Tubman Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spring House or Dairy - c. 1812 (about 500 feet away); Lion (about 500 feet away); Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 600 feet away); Chapin A. Harris (about 600 feet away); Decker Quadrangle (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Henry Welch (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johns Hopkins Homewood.
Additional keywords. Landscape architecture
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.