Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Peabody Conservatory
Construction of the main building of the Conservatory began in 1859 under the direction of Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind, who designed it in the Renaissance Revival style. The Concert Hall of the Conservatory is regarded as one of the finest surviving examples of a nineteenth century recital hall. Innumerable musical celebrities ranging from Stravinsky to Eubie Blake have performed here, as well as such famous lecturers as Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Each year about 500 young people from all over America and abroad study at the Conservatory for degrees in professional musicianship. In addition, nearly 3000 students from the Baltimore area attend classes in the Conservatory Preparatory School. In 1977, Peabody affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University.
Erected by the City
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 17.835′ N, 76° 36.916′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Street and N. Charles Street, on the right when traveling east on Monument Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peabody Library (here, next to this marker); Contributing to Society: Baltimore's Best Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Vernon Cultural District (within shouting distance of this marker); To George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peabody Institute and George Peabody Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Regarding The Peabody Conservatory. “George Peabody came to Baltimore in 1815 and set up a dry goods business, Riggs, Peabody & Company, but later moved to London in 1837
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,155 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.