Johns Hopkins Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Merrick Barn was originally built in 1802 as a carriage house or stable for Homewood house. Since the university acquired the land in 1902, the building has been repurposed many times.
For most of the 1900s, students worked and played in the carriage house, sometimes referred to as the Barn. The building housed the News-Letter office, a YMCA, and even a snack bar (until 1928). The Dramatic Club, later renamed the Barnstormers in honor of where they practiced, used the upper levels of the Barn. In 1983, the building was turned into a theater using funds donated by Robert G. Merrick, which is the origin of its familiar name: The Merrick Barn.
Although it has been used by many people and in many different ways, the exterior of the Merrick Barn has remained unchanged. It stands as a reminder of the history of this property.
Often referred to as the Barn, this building was most likely the carriage house or stables for Homewood, and was one of the original buildings on the property when it became a university campus.
1 Students outside of the carriage
Erected by Johns Hopkins University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Communications • Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
Location. 39° 19.702′ N, 76° 37.138′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Johns Hopkins Homewood. Marker is on East Gate east of North Charles Street (Maryland Route 139), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 N Charles 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. Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Homewood (about 400 feet away); The Sheridan Libraries (about 400 feet away); Keyser Quadrangle (about 400 feet away); Wyman Quadrangle (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Homewood (about 500 feet away); Farmhouse & Slave Quarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.