“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Riverside in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort Look-Out

Fort Look-Out Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Nelson, March 21, 2010
1. Fort Look-Out Marker
Inscription.  During the War of 1812, a circular 180° earthen artillery redoubt was erected as a defense for Fort McHenry. On September 13, 1814, Lt. George Budd commanded naval forces that assisted in repulsing a nighttime British attack on the Ferry Branch defenses of Forts Covington and Babcock. In ca. 1828, Alfred J. Miller painted "The Bombardment of Fort McHenry" from here.
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812, and the Maryland Historical Trust series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1814.
Location. 39° 16.301′ N, 76° 36.495′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Riverside. Marker is at the intersection of East Randall Street and Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Randall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strategic Post (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Leone Riverside Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raymond R. Allen Court (approx. 0.3 miles away); Holy Cross World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethlehem Steel Whirley Crane, 1942 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Platt and Company Oyster Packers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sailors Union Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Platt and Company Oyster Packers (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,690 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 30, 2023