Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Eager Howard
This park represents but a small piece of the the forest that once belonged to Howard. His magnificent 260-acre estate covered most of downtown Baltimore, stretching irregulary from near Pratt Street north to Biddle Street and from the Jones Falls at Read Street west to Eutaw Street. The estate, popularly called "Howard's Park," was used for generations as a scene of promenades, picnics, military exercises, and even as a dueling ground. The dismantling of the estate was in large part due to the generosity of Howard himself, who gave land freely for causes in which he believed.
His gifts for civic causes include the land for the Washington Monument, Lexington Market, several firehouses and even a cemetery for strangers. To religious groups, he was as ecumenical as he was generous, giving land for the
The sculpture of Howard leading his infantry interprets a tribute paid to Howard by General Nathanael Green of Revolutionary War fame who wrote of him "He deserves a statue of gold, no less than the Roman and Grecian heroes." Howard died on October 12, 1827, at 75 years of age.
Mayor William Donald Schaefer and the Citizens of Baltimore
David L. Gerlach, Sculptor
Market Center Development Corporation,
Richard N. Stein, Chairman,
Robert Tennenbaum, President-Architect
The Delta Group, Landscape Architect
Municipal Arts Society of Baltimore
Erected 1985 by Mayor William Donald Schaefer and the Citizens of Baltimore.
Location. 39° 17.793′ N, 76° 37.229′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Centre Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); King Gambrinus, 1879 (about 400 feet away); On To Yorktown (about 500 feet away); H. Irvine Keyser In Full Glory (about 600 feet away); The Enoch Pratt House (about 600 feet away); Maryland Historical Society (about 600 feet away); Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . . John Eager Howard. National Park Service, Portraits from the Southern Theater. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,208 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 5. submitted on January 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 6. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.