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Beehler Umbrella Factory

 
 
Beehler Umbrella Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 3, 2007
1. Beehler Umbrella Factory Marker
Inscription. On this site, from 1886-1908, stood the Beehler Umbrella Factory, the oldest umbrella house in America. Founded in Baltimore by Francis Beehler in 1828.
 
Erected 1990 by The Albert Beehler, Jr. Family.
 
Location. 39° 17.502′ N, 76° 37.1′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Lexington Street east of North Howard street, on the left when traveling east. 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 marker. To Commemorate the Inauguration of a Chemical Industry in America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Provident Savings Bank (about 600 feet away); Rectory of Old St. Paulís Parish (about 700 feet away); Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Charles Center & One Charles Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old St. Paul's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brownís Arcade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Regarding Beehler Umbrella Factory. Baltimore can lay claim to the nationís first umbrella factory, established by William Beehler in
Beehler Umbrella Factory Site image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 3, 2007
2. Beehler Umbrella Factory Site
Marker can be seen on the right side of the center building, about halfway up the steel door.
1828. The companyís motto: “Born in Baltimore, raised everywhere.”
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 5,521 times since then and 167 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week March 16, 2008. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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