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Beehler Umbrella Factory

 
 
Beehler Umbrella Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 3, 2007
1. Beehler Umbrella Factory Marker
Inscription.  On this site, from 1886-1908, stood the Beehler Umbrella Factory, the oldest umbrella house in America. Founded in Baltimore by Francis Beehler in 1828.
 
Erected 1990 by The Albert Beehler, Jr. Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 39° 17.502′ N, 76° 37.1′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Lexington Street east of North Howard street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 W Lexington St, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Commemorate the Inauguration of a Chemical Industry in America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building (about 400 feet away); South Union Building (about 400 feet away); St. Alphonsus Parish World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Provident Savings Bank (about 600 feet away); Westside (about 700 feet
Beehler Umbrella Factory Site image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 3, 2007
2. Beehler Umbrella Factory Site
Marker can be seen on the right side of the center building, about halfway up the steel door.
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away); Rectory of Old St. Paul’s Parish (about 700 feet away); Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding Beehler Umbrella Factory. Baltimore can lay claim to the nation’s first umbrella factory, established by William Beehler in 1828. The company’s motto: “Born in Baltimore, raised everywhere.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 6,352 times since then and 74 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week March 16, 2008. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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