“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Westside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 20, 2018
1. Westside Marker
The Westside of Downtown Baltimore boasts an astonishing variety of architectural styles from early 19th century Federal townhouses to Reconstruction-era cast-iron facades to Art Deco storefronts. The one-time heart of the City, the Westside's Howard Street was a retail Mecca known to many as "Baltimore's Fifth Avenue".

Highlights include The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. It opened in 1914 as a movie palace that was also showcased Vaudeville performances. Today, programming at this newly renovated world-class venue includes touring Broadway shows and the best of the performing arts.

Lexington Market, the world's largest, continuously running market for more than six generations, is over 220 years old. Now, 140 merchant stalls offering a vast variety of foods make up this aromatic market, which is constantly abuzz with excitement.

The Westside is the home to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Medical Center, founded in 1807 and one of the nation's oldest teaching hospitals. The Center is just one of the six hospitals that comprise the University of Maryland Medical System.

The Basilica of the Assumption, built from 1806 to 1821, is America's first cathedral. Benjamin
On the wall of Lexington Market nearby image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 20, 2018
2. On the wall of Lexington Market nearby
Since 1782
Latrobe, its architect, also designed the U.S. Capitol.

The Westside is a prime destination for today's urbanite who wants to live, work and play in a vibrant city setting.

Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 39° 17.494′ N, 76° 37.239′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Lexington Street east of North Eutaw Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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 location. South Union Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Equitable Society (about 500 feet away); Provident Savings Bank (about 500 feet away); G. Krug & Son (about 600 feet away); Beehler Umbrella Factory (about 700 feet away); The Baltimore & Frederick-Town Turnpike (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sleep of Young Innocents (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Alphonsus Parish World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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<i>Howard St., Baltimore, Md.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by J. Valentine & Sons Co., circa 1908
3. Howard St., Baltimore, Md.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on March 26, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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