Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
National Historic Landmark.
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.
Erected 1985 by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 17.662′ N, 76° 36.993′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Cathedral Street and West Mulberry Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling south on Cathedral Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Cardinal Gibbons Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Enoch Pratt Free Library (within shouting distance of this marker); John H. B. Latrobe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Expanding the American Intellect: Icons and Iconoclasts (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope John Paul II Monument George Washington Bicentennial Marker (about 300 feet away); First Unitarian Church (about 400 feet away); The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
More about this marker. Note that while the marker was placed in 1985, the cathedral was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.
Regarding Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the Baltimore Basilica was not only the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in America but also the first vaulted church. Built from 1806 and completed in 1821, it is considered Latrobe's masterpiece.
Also see . . .
1. Brief History of the Basilica. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Basilica of the Assumption. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,500 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 17, 2008, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.