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Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 
 
Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 27, 2008
1. Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Marker
Inscription.  
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark.
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.

 
Erected 1985 by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 39° 17.662′ N, 76° 36.993′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of Cathedral Street and West Mulberry Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling south on Cathedral Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Cathedral Street, 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. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (a few steps from this marker); James Cardinal Gibbons Monument (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Creating an American Culture: The Golden Age of Baltimore (within shouting distance of this marker); Enoch Pratt Free Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrobe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Expanding the American Intellect: Icons and Iconoclasts (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope John Paul II Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington Bicentennial Marker (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. Note that while the marker was placed in 1985, the cathedral was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.
 
Regarding Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the Baltimore Basilica was not only the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in America but also the first vaulted church. Built from 1806 and completed in 1821, it is considered Latrobe's masterpiece.
 
The marker, as seen from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 27, 2008
2. The marker, as seen from the street
The Baltimore Basilica image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. The Baltimore Basilica
The classical portico of the Basilica. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, December 23, 2006
4. The classical portico of the Basilica.
The interior of the Basilica following its redecoration in 2006. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, December 23, 2006
5. The interior of the Basilica following its redecoration in 2006.
A side aisle. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, December 23, 2006
6. A side aisle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,701 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4, 5, 6. submitted on May 17, 2008, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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