Garrett Jacobs Mansion
7, 9 & 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place
Both White and Pope first came to Baltimore to work on the Mansion. White went on to design the Lovely Lane Methodist Church, Goucher House and Winans House, all on St. Paul Street in Baltimore. John Russell Pope designed the Baltimore Museum of Art, Scotish Rite Temple, University Baptist Church and Charlcote House, all distinctive Baltimore landmarks.
Home to one of the Baltimore’s leading business and philanthropic families, Robert and Mary Garrett began creating the largest and most expensive house ever built in Baltimore in 1884 when Robert Garrett succeeded John Work Garrett as president of the B&O Railroad. After Mr. Garrett’s death in 1896, Mrs. Garrett married Dr. Henry Jacobs and continued the Mansion’s expansion, hiring John Russell Pope in 1902.
In 1962, the City of Baltimore sold the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion to the Engineering Society of Baltimore, which had been founded in 1905, after local engineers had come
(Photo) Stanford White’s spiral staircase topped by the Tiffany Dome.
William Donald Schaefer, Mayor-Rededicated 2008, Sheila Dixon, Mayor-
Baltimore City Landmark-Baltimore City Historic District-National Historic Landmark
Erected 2008 by Mayor-City of Baltimore.
Location. 39° 17.85′ N, 76° 37.002′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Mount Vernon Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Structures of Restriction (a few steps from this marker); A Place of Invention (within shouting distance of this marker); Murnaghan House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Severn Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackerman House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Monumental Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Monument (about 300 feet away); To George Washington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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