Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Peabody Conservatory
Construction of the main building of the Conservatory began in 1859 under the direction of Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind, who designed it in the Renaissance Revival style. The Concert Hall of the Conservatory is regarded as one of the finest surviving examples of a nineteenth century recital hall. Innumerable musical celebrities ranging from Stravinsky to Eubie Blake have performed here, as well as such famous lecturers as Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Each year about 500 young people from all over America and abroad study at the Conservatory for degrees in professional musicianship. In addition, nearly 3000 students from the Baltimore area attend classes in the Conservatory Preparatory School. In 1977, Peabody affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University.
Erected by the City of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer, mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peabody Library (here, next to this marker); Mount Vernon Cultural Walk-Contributing to Society (within shouting distance of this marker); To George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peabody Institute and George Peabody Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); A Monumental Mistake (within shouting distance of this marker); A Monumental Honor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Regarding The Peabody Conservatory. “George Peabody came to Baltimore in 1815 and set up a dry goods business, Riggs, Peabody & Company, but later moved to London in 1837 to become a financier. He did not forget Baltimore though, and in 1857 he donated $1.4 million to establish the Peabody Institute.” —Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
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