Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early Transportation Routes
... we gave much thought to ... securing a first-class railroad line, without ... impairing ... the scenery ... along Gwynns Falls.
Olmsted report on Baltimore parks, 1904
A streetcar passes through Gwynn Oak Amusement Park about 1900.
A Frederick Turnpike tollgate was located just west of the Gwynns Falls at Mount Olivet Cemetery in the early 1900s.
This 1932 photograph shows the Western Maryland Railroad along the valley's west bank, the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, Western Cemetery, and Ellicott Driveway passing under the railroad bridge.
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail, and the Pennsylvania Railroad marker series.
Location. 39° 17.243′ N, 76° 39.741′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of West Baltimore Street and Ellicott Driveway, on the left when traveling west on West Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Note that while Ellicott Driveway still shows up as a road on many maps, it is not longer open to motorized vehicle traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridging Gwynns Falls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gwynns Falls Park at Frederick Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ellicott Flour Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gwynns Falls Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition (approx. half a mile away); Memorial to John E. Burbage (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Olivet Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Early Industries (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,995 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.