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
Western Maryland Railroad workers stand by a steam locomotive in front of grain storage silos at Locust Point.
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. Note that while Ellicott Driveway still shows up as a road on many maps, it is not longer open to motorized vehicle traffic. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. 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.)
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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 2,024 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.