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

Historic Canton

Peter Cooper

 

— Creator of the Cooper Union in Lower Manhattan —

 
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Inscription.  Capitalist cooper purchased the captain John O'Donnell estate 3000 acres in Canton in 1920 and helped in funding the Canton Company of Baltimore that acted as a real estate and development company in transforming the Canton Company into a complete industrial neighborhood that has to become the largest and most successful industrial park in early America.

In 1828, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company was coming into being and progress was accelerated by the invention of the steam engine by Peter copper. The Canton Company was at the right position to take advantage of this new railroad industry, leading to the successful industrialization of the Canton Waterfront area.

Perhaps the two must successful industries.

The copper smelting and refining companies that started their operations and mergers in Canton in Ohio and ended up at the American Dipper Company occupying over 45 acres and employing about 1200 workers to become the largest copper refining company in the world.

The petroleum refining companies that began in 1877 and ended up as the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (John
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D. Rockefeller) occupying over 120 acres in Canton and employing over 5000 workers to become the largest oil refinery plant in the world.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 39° 16.617′ N, 76° 34.175′ W. Marker is in Canton in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Boston Street and South Clinton Street, on the right when traveling east on Boston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 S Clinton St, Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Police Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Canton Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Canton (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Canton (approx. half a mile away); Former Glory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baltimore Regional Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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Aug. 13, 2022