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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baltimore Street Facade

 
 
Baltimore Street Facade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2014
1. Baltimore Street Facade Marker
Inscription.  
341 Baltimore well represents the evolutionary style of many Gettysburg buildings. This three story front building, built in the 1890’s, replaced the original one story wooden structure that stood during the battle and dates back to the 1820’s.

The original wooden structure was purchased in 1859 by William Homan, a shoemaker, who added to the house as his family grew. Notice the South Street middle portion of this building. William Homan added a two story brick building to the wooden front in 1862. These two structures survived their precarious position in “No man’s land” between Union and Confederate lines as the battle raged from July 1 through July 3, 1863.

And the house continued to evolve during the 20th century with the addition of a rear portion and a third floor. Otmar Carli, famous restorationist whose portfolio includes the Gettysburg Courthouse and buildings in Europe, owned this property for a time and added his own unique touches.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.549′ 
Baltimore Street Facade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2014
2. Baltimore Street Facade Marker
N, 77° 13.87′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (U.S. BUS 15) and South Street, on the right when traveling south on Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 341 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Witness Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Stronghold (within shouting distance of this marker); A Union General Escapes Capture (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Well (within shouting distance of this marker); "if anyone showed himself..." (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Gettysburg's "Common School" (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Street - An Historic Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Rufus Benjamin Weaver (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Baltimore Street Facade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2014
3. Baltimore Street Facade Marker
341 Baltimore Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2014
4. 341 Baltimore Street
Baltimore Street Facade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
5. Baltimore Street Facade Marker
In 2008, an early photograph of the site was in the now-empty frame below.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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