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Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town

1729

 
 
Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 30, 2008
1. Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town Marker
Inscription. [This marker portrays the subject in a pictorial manner. It shows the major streets of Baltimore in 1729. The six stars on the map represent the locations of this and five other identical markers.]
 
Erected 1929 by the Baltimore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.486′ N, 76° 36.561′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on East Lexington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore City Fire Department ( a few steps from this marker); Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus ( a few steps from this marker); War Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. ( within shouting distance of this marker); Discover Holliday Street: A Stage for Culture, Politics, and Worship ( within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Lutheran Church
Fire Department Headquarters building image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 30, 2008
2. Fire Department Headquarters building
The marker is in the right corner.
( within shouting distance of this marker); James Cardinal Gibbons ( within shouting distance of this marker); A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. Of six identical markers, this appears to be the only one remaining. At the very least, it is the only one at or near its original location. The five other markers were likely lost when the buildings that they were placed on were demolished. This marker is in the location of the star in the upper right corner of the map.

The marker was cast by J. Arthur Limerick, Founders, Baltimore. It was designed by R. Foxhall Nolley.

An article describing the markers, from the Baltimore Sun, dated September 10, 1929, reads as follows:
The Daughters of the American Revolution yesterday made public plans for dedicating six tablets marking the boundaries of the old city of Baltimore, in connection with the opening exercises of the Bi-Centennial celebration Thursday. The tablets will be presented to the city at noon.
Members of historical associations are asked to attend the ceremonies which will be held at the following locations and
Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
3. Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town Marker
will be in charge of the groups named:
Mayor Broening To Speak
At the Civic Center, Holliday and Lexington streets, Mayor Broening will accept the tablet which will be presented to the city by Mrs. Ferdinand B. Focke. The Mayor will make a brief address.
The tablet in the wall of Parish Bros.' Building, Lombard street and Exchange Place, will be presented by Mrs. William F. Rogers, on behalf of the Daughters. It will be accepted by former Mayor J. Barry Mahool.
A third tablet, in the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Building, Water and Calvert streets, will be presented by Mrs. George W. Slosum and accepted by former Mayor James H. Preston.
At Charles and Balderston streets, Mrs. Samuel Alexander Hill, chaplain of the Baltimore Chapter of the Daughters, has been appointed to unveil the tablet. It will be accepted by Judge Walter I. Dawkins.
Bryant To Accept Tablet
Mrs. Herman Lohmeyer will present and Howard Bryant, President of the City Council, will accept the memorial in the wall of Miller Bros. & Co., Northeast corner of Redwood street and Hopkins place. In the Daily Record Building, Saratoga street and Church lane, Mrs. Frederick T. Mosher will present the tablet which will be accepted by Theodore R. McKeldin, secretary to Mayor Broening.
The tablets are of bronze and measure two feet by three feet. They are a gift
Baltimore Town 1729 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
4. Baltimore Town 1729
Close-up of map on marker
of the Baltimore Chapter of the Daughters, in memory of the survey of Baltimore Town two hundred years ago.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Designed — R. Foxhall Nolley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
5. Designed — R. Foxhall Nolley
Close-up of signature on marker
J. Arthur Limerick Co. FDR's. Balto. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
6. J. Arthur Limerick Co. FDR's. Balto.
Close up of founder's mark on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,278 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on May 10, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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