Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Baltimore Fire
The leaders of Baltimore decided to use this disaster as an opportunity to improve their city and make it more appealing. As a result of careful and thoughtful planning, civic leaders created a thriving, modern port city with wider streets, more efficient docks, an improved sewer system, and sturdy masonry and steel buildings.
Location. 39° 16.997′ N, 76° 36.707′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Light Street (Maryland Route 2). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Baltimoreís Maritime Heritage (a few steps from this marker); Pride of Baltimore (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral Guillermo Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Turns the Tide (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A History of Firsts in Baltimore (about 400 feet away); Adventure Begins at the Bay's Front Door (about 400 feet away); Baltimoreís Part in Saving the Bay (about 500 feet away); United States Merchant Seamen Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . .
1. Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Project/The Great Baltimore Fire. Interactive Map with Photographs and Time Line of The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
2. Fire Museum of Maryland. "Audio walking tour available of Museumís Great Baltimore Fire Exhibit. Learn about the Fire and what happened through the eyes of Chief George Horton, the fire fighters who fought it and residents as they watched the city burn." (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
3. The Baltimore Sun archives. (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
4. Baltimore Maryland Panoramic Photo Gallery. Several photos of the fire's aftermath can be viewed here. (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,789 times since then and 39 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week February 2, 2014. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 3. submitted on September 24, 2015. 4, 5. submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland. 6. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.