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Francis Scott Key

 
 
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
1. Francis Scott Key Marker
Inscription.
1780-1843
Presented to the City of Baltimore
Charles L. Marburg

[this marker tells its story in a pictorial manner]
On one side, ships are depicted bombarding Fort McHenry. On the other, the view is from Fort McHenry out onto the ships in Baltimore harbor.
 
Erected 1911 by Charles L. Marburg.
 
Location. 39° 18.233′ N, 76° 37.562′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Eutaw Place and West Lanvale Street, on the left when traveling north on Eutaw Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Md. Prince Hall Masons (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Coit Gilman (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Sydney Thayer, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Court (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum (was about 300 feet away but
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
2. Francis Scott Key Marker
has been reported missing. ); Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum (about 300 feet away); William Stewart Halsted, M.D. (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. The sculpture is by Jean Marius Antonin Mercie. It shows Key returning from the British ship on which he had been detained. Columbia stands atop four columns.
 
Also see . . .
1. Web page about the monument. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Rededication of the monument. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
3. Description from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar of 1812
 
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
3. Francis Scott Key Marker
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
4. Francis Scott Key Marker
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
5. Francis Scott Key Marker
Detail of "Columbia" image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
6. Detail of "Columbia"
Francis Scott Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 24, 2008
7. Francis Scott Key Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,769 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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