Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Memorial To Edward Berge
Location. 39° 17.806′ N, 76° 36.938′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on North Charles Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom & Equality for All (a few steps from this marker); Walters Art Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); To George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peabody Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peabody Conservatory (within Hackerman House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Monumental Honor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
1. The Old and the New Sculpture
The Smithsonian’s Art Inventories Catalog reports that “the [original] sculpture, a gift of Harry Black in 1926, was formerly in the collection of the City of Baltimore and was installed in the South Garden of Washington Place ... until 1961 when it was replaced by [this] larger version created by the artist’s son Henry Berge. Frederick R. Huber, Director of the Lyric Theatre and a good friend of Edward Berge, left money in his will for Henry Berge to enlarge his father’s piece and place the enlargement at Washington Place ... Edward Berge’s original piece was then moved to its current site, a pool near Johns Hopkins University Faculty Club.” The original bronze was approx. 4 feet high. This one is a little
— Submitted April 9, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.