Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument
Centennial of the Writing of
the "Star Spangled Banner,"
the Pupils of the Public
Schools of Baltimore
have erected this Memorial
upon Hampstead Hill *
where, in September, 1814
the Citizen Soldiers
of Maryland stood ready
to Sacrifice their Lives
in Defense of their Homes
and their Country.
- 1914 -
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1814.
Location. 39° 17.4′ N, 76° 35.013′ W. Marker is in Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Patterson Park Avenue. The monument is near the Pagoda in Patterson Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Show of Strength (here, next to this marker); Patterson Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Patterson Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 122 South Patterson Park AvenueNotre Dame Convent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Recinoso (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Patterson Park.
Also see . . . National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial. Baltimore, Maryland, September 6 to 13, 1914 (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Dedication Ceremony, Friday September 11th 1914
"10.30 A. M. PATTERSON PARK.
Unveiling of Memorial erected by the Pupils of the Public Schools of Baltimore City, Marking the Site of the Headquarters of General Samuel Smith, Commander-in-Chief of the Defenders of Baltimore in 1814.
Dr. James M. Delevett, Chairman, School Board Committee.Presentation by Charles J. Koch, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Education. Acceptance by Hon. James H.Preston, Mayor of Baltimore. Address by Hon. William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State."
— Submitted December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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