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Locust Point Industrial Area in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Working Point

By David Hess

— 1997 —

 
 
Working Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 1, 2009
1. Working Point Marker
Inscription.  A “Working Point” is a point designated on an architectural construction drawing that is used as a reference for measurements and calculations. This sculpture is composed of 90 tons of obsolete machinery and equipment from a number of Baltimore’s industries, donated to create something new from pieces of the past. In grateful recognition to the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City which provided funding and the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, the Cambridge Iron and Metal Company, and the Earlbeck Corporation whose generous donations made this sculpture possible.
 
Erected 1997.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 16.44′ N, 76° 36.054′ W. Marker was in Baltimore, Maryland. It was in the Locust Point Industrial Area. Marker was on Key Highway. The marker is on the grounds of the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Working Point by David Hess (here, next to this marker); Knabe Piano Factory Cupola (a few steps from this marker); Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Crane (a few steps from this marker); Hull of the Gov. R.M. McLane (a few steps from this marker); Platt and Company Oyster Packers (a few steps from this marker); Steam Tug Baltimore (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Platt and Company Oyster Packers (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethlehem Steel Whirley Crane, 1942 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Working Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 1, 2009
2. Working Point Marker
Working Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 1, 2009
3. Working Point Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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