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

Decker Quadrangle

Al Decker 1908 - 2002; Virginia G. Decker 1916 -

 
 
Decker Quadrangle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
1. Decker Quadrangle Marker
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Named for Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. and his wife, Virginia, in honor of the couple's decades of generosity and service to the University. The Baltimore-born son and namesake to one of the founders of Black & Decker Corporation, Alonzo Decker served the Maryland-based power tool manufacturer for seven decades, retiring in 1979 as chairman of the board. A generous advocate for education and philanthropic causes, he and Virginia Gent Decker, his wife of more than 50 years, gave much of their personal wealth to Maryland's colleges and universities.

Elected as a university in 1968, Alonzo Decker chaired the Hopkins Hundreds campaign, the University's centennial fundraising campaign — the first in the nation to establish and reach a goal as high as $100 million. Mr. Decker served as a university trustee and presidential counselor for more than 30 years until his death in 2002. Virginia Decker's commitment to Johns Hopkins continued well after her husband's death. Funds from the sale of the Deckers' beloved Money Point Farm, given through bequest by Mr. Decker, enabled the University to construct this Quadrangle.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
 
Location. 39° 19.583′ N, 76° 37.304′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Johns Hopkins Homewood. Marker can be reached from Bowman Drive just north of Wyman Park Drive, on the right 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. Founder's Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Coit Gilman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1958 Johns Hopkins University Commencement (about 400 feet away); William Henry Welch (about 500 feet away); Remington-Wyman World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Chapin A. Harris (about 600 feet away); Wyman Quadrangle (about 600 feet away); Spring House or Dairy - c. 1812 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Decker Quadrangle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
2. Decker Quadrangle Marker
 
 
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 148 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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