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

Wyman Quadrangle

Wm Wyman

— 1825 - 1903 —

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
1. Wyman Quadrangle Marker
Inscription.  
Named for William Wyman, who gave 60 acres of the Homewood estate to Johns Hopkins University in 1902. By deeding his portion of Homewood to the burgeoning university, Mr. Wyman sought to protect the land he loved from the encroachment of the city expanding northward, as well as to strengthen Johns Hopkins by enabling its move from downtown Howard Street and consequently its future expansion.

William Wyman lived for decades on the Homewood estate, which his father, Samuel, purchased from the descendants of Charles Carroll Jr. The Wyman family home, known as the Homewood Villa, was a neo-Gothic structure that sat just south of the present Garland Hall. Wyman, a devoted family man and churchman, was committed to planting preserving trees on the estate. The gatehouse for the Villa remains: it now houses the student-run News-Letter offices.
 
Erected by Johns Hopkins University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducationHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
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39° 19.646′ N, 76° 37.203′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Johns Hopkins Homewood. Marker can be reached from North Charles Street (Maryland Route 139) just north of East 32nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The 1958 Johns Hopkins University Commencement (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Coit Gilman (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Welch (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founder's Wall (about 600 feet away); Decker Quadrangle (about 600 feet away); The Sheridan Libraries (about 600 feet away); Gatehouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Wyman Quadrangle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
2. Wyman Quadrangle Marker
Wyman Quadrangle is visible in the background.
 
 
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 130 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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