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Ruscombe

 
 
Ruscombe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2017
1. Ruscombe Marker
Inscription. “Ruscombe” (meaning brown hill) was built in 1866 by James Wood Tyson, the younger brother of Jesse Tyson who built the nearby Cylburn Mansion. By the 1860’s, the Tyson dynasty, long one of Baltimore’s pre-eminent Quaker and industrialist families, controlled the world’s production of chromite. Designed by the notable Baltimore architect George Frederick, Ruscombe was sold in 1887 to John V. LeMoyne, a lawyer from Chicago. In 1948 the house and land was sold to Bais Yaakov School for Girls. A fire gutted the front section and attic in 1955. Baltimore City acquired the site in 1973 as part of the Coldspring Newtown development, and rented the building to the Waldorf School. The Azola family purchased and restored the building for commercial use in 2007, and listed Ruscombe on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Location. 39° 20.962′ N, 76° 39.432′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Spring Garden Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4901 Spring Garden Drive, Baltimore MD 21209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roland Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Boy Scout Armory (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carroll Hunting Lodge
Ruscombe Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2017
2. Ruscombe Mansion
The marker is to the right of the front door.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Keswick (approx. 1.7 miles away); Evergreen on the Falls (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wagner (approx. 2 miles away); A Sense of Sanctuary (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fire Power (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ruscombe-sign showing the names of the professional offices in the building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2017
3. Ruscombe-sign showing the names of the professional offices in the building
Ruscombe Mansion-second mansion on the original property image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2017
4. Ruscombe Mansion-second mansion on the original property
The building is now used as a Community Health Center. It is located at 4801 Yellowbird Ave, Baltimore MD 21209. The GPS Coordinates are: N39.34756 W76.65715.
Ruscombe Mansion-Rear of second mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2017
5. Ruscombe Mansion-Rear of second mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 29, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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