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

The Canton Library

 
 
The Canton Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
1. The Canton Library Marker
Inscription.  This branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library was built in and opened for use in 1886, one of four given to the city of Baltimore by Enoch Pratt, a great philanthropist of that era. It is the only one of that group still in use as a library. Pratt worked in a reading room nearby and knew many neighborhood people and it appears that the construction of this library was a project dear to his heart.
 
Erected by Canton Improvement Association and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 39° 16.821′ N, 76° 34.359′ W. Marker is in Canton in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on South Elwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1030 S Elwood Ave, 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. Historic Canton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Canton (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Police Station
The Canton Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
2. The Canton Library
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Canton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Glory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baltimore Regional Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .  Enoch Pratt. (Submitted on September 11, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 14, 2022