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The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore

 
 
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Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 16, 2008
1. The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore Marker
Inscription.  
This house was built by Rembrandt Peale in 1814 as a Natural History Museum and Gallery of the Fine Arts. Robert Carey Long was the Architect. Purchased by the City of Baltimore, 1830, Jacob Small being Mayor, it was occupied as the City Hall from that year until 1875.

In 1930 and 1931, at the direction of William F. Broening, Mayor, under the supervision of Charles F. Goob, City Engineer, it was reconstructed by a committee consisting of Chester W. Snyder, Chairman, John W. Scarff, Architect, and Charles Morgan Marshall, Builder.

By ordinance of the city council it is dedicated to the conservation of objects depicting the customs and manners of the citizens of Baltimore City throughout its history, that every generation may have in safe keeping a visible record of its communal life.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 39° 17.512′ N, 76° 36.613′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Downtown. Marker is on North Holliday Street
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peale's Baltimore Museum (here, next to this marker); The Peale Museum (here, next to this marker); The Harris Bus (a few steps from this marker); Peale's Baltimore Museum - 1814 (a few steps from this marker); Zion Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover Holliday Street: A Stage for Culture, Politics, and Worship (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore City Fire Department (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Peale Museum. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 5, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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2. Peale's Baltimore Museum aka The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore Marker
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Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 16, 2008
3. Marker location
Peale's Baltimore Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
4. Peale's Baltimore Museum
The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
5. The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore

Rembrandt Peales Museum 1814 - 1830
City Hall 1830 - 1875
Restored in 1930 - 1
The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore
Kurt L. Schmoke Conference Center
Wisdom image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
6. Wisdom
This relief sculpture by Robert McGill Mackall was donated to the museum in 1931 by the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   2. submitted on December 5, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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