Perkins Square Gazebo
The gazebo, octagonal in shape, comprises eight cast-iron columns which support a metal roof. The architectural details capture Moorish influences, most notably in the arches and the roof shape. The cast-iron construction, a rarity today, also lends significance as an example of a building technology for which Baltimore was a national center of production.
In 1963, the city razed the surrounding neighborhood for the development of the Murphy Homes housing project. This development was later demolished to create Heritage Crossing, a new housing development. The gazebo stands as a centerpiece for Heritage
(Inscription under the image on the right)
Perkins Square Gazebo
Stephanie Rawling-Blake, Mayor, National Register of Historic Places
Location. 39° 17.737′ N, 76° 37.727′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Myrtle Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located in Historic Perkins Spring Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Oblate Sisters of Providence (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Take a Stroll Down the Main Street of the African American Experience (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Seminary Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary's Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away); Chapel of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple (approx. ¼ mile away); The Western District Station House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Orchard Street Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mother Seton House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 12, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.