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Francis Scott Key

 
 
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
1. Francis Scott Key Marker
Inscription.  
1780-1843
Presented to the City of Baltimore
Charles L. Marburg

[this marker tells its story in a pictorial manner]
On one side, ships are depicted bombarding Fort McHenry. On the other, the view is from Fort McHenry out onto the ships in Baltimore harbor.
 
Erected 1911 by Charles L. Marburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicForts or CastlesWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 18.233′ N, 76° 37.562′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Eutaw Place and West Lanvale Street, on the left when traveling north on Eutaw Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Md. Prince Hall Masons (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Coit Gilman (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Sydney Thayer, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Court (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
2. Francis Scott Key Marker
(about 300 feet away); William Stewart Halsted, M.D. (about 400 feet away); Early Civil Rights Era (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. The sculpture is by Jean Marius Antonin Mercie. It shows Key returning from the British ship on which he had been detained. Columbia stands atop four columns.
 
Also see . . .
1. Description from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Francis Scott Key Monument. SIRIS, Smithsonian Institution. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Francis Scott Key Monument. Baltimore Heritage. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
3. Francis Scott Key Marker
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
4. Francis Scott Key Marker
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
5. Francis Scott Key Marker
Detail of "Columbia" image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
6. Detail of "Columbia"
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
7. Francis Scott Key Marker
The Star Spangled Banner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 11, 2015
8. The Star Spangled Banner
1911 Gilded Panel by Marius Jean Antonin Mercié
Francis Scott Key Looks For The Star Spanged Banner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 11, 2015
9. Francis Scott Key Looks For The Star Spanged Banner
The Star Spangled Banner Flys over Fort McHenry image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 11, 2015
10. The Star Spangled Banner Flys over Fort McHenry
1911 Gilded Panel by Marius Jean Antonin Mercié
Francis Scott Key Gazes at the Star Spangled Banner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 11, 2015
11. Francis Scott Key Gazes at the Star Spangled Banner
Columbia image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 11, 2015
12. Columbia
Presented to the City of Baltimore By<br>Charles L. Marburg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 11, 2015
13. Presented to the City of Baltimore By
Charles L. Marburg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,896 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   8, 9, 10. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   11, 12, 13. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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