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Johns Hopkins Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gatehouse

 
 
Gatehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
1. Gatehouse Marker
Inscription.  
The Gatehouse provided a stunning impression for those visiting William Wyman's estate in the late 19th century. Wyman owned much of the land that is now Homewood campus. He loved nature and kept the grounds mostly undeveloped. The two major buildings he established were the Villa, where he resided, and the Gatehouse, also known as Homewood Lodge, which was the public entrance to his estate.

Wyman, along with architect Louis Bucher, chose an Italianate style for both buildings. In contrast to the wooden construction of the Villa, Wyman had the Gatehouse made of a green stone, called serpentine. This made it blend with the green forests surrounding it.

After Wyman gave the land to Johns Hopkins University in 1902, student groups met in this building. The Johns Hopkins News-Letter made the Gatehouse its home in October 1965 and remains here to this day.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1965.
 
Location. 39° 19.587′ N, 76° 37.076′ W. Marker is in Baltimore

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, Maryland. It is in Johns Hopkins Homewood. Marker is at the intersection of North Charles Street (Maryland Route 139) and Art Museum Drive, on the left when traveling north on North Charles Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Art Museum Dr, 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. William Henry Welch (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lion (about 700 feet away); The 1958 Johns Hopkins University Commencement (about 700 feet away); Wyman Quadrangle (about 700 feet away); Daniel Coit Gilman (about 700 feet away); Carriage House (about 800 feet away); Spring House or Dairy - c. 1812 (about 800 feet away); Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
The Gatehouse, currently the Johns Hopkins University News-Letter Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
2. The Gatehouse, currently the Johns Hopkins University News-Letter Office
 
 
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 186 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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