Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Name Before a Place
This valley ... is considered by all who view it as one of the very best bits of scenery near Baltimore.
Olmsted Brothers, Report and Recommendations on Park Extension for Baltimore, 1926.
John Wilson Leakin, 1857-1922
Leakin Park offers opportunities for area children to learn in a natural setting.
The Crimea estate purchase included Thomas Winans' summer mansion (below), other buildings, open fields, and steeply sloped woodlands.
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
Marker series. This marker Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 18.27′ N, 76° 41.674′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from North Franklintown Road. Touch for map. Marker is just off the parking lot, to the west. Marker is in this post office area: Gwynn Oak MD 21207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (within shouting distance of this marker); Crimea Estate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orianda House (about 300 feet away); Crimea Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Crimea (approx. ¼ mile away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caretaker House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,199 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.