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By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 15, 2008
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Maryland, Baltimore — Freedom & Equality for All
After a Republican victory in the Presidential Election of 1860, the South park of Mt. Vernon Place seceded from the union... of the parks. The South park and the residents around it were infuriated that the North Park was a free park open to . . . — Map (db m7721) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Romance of a Romantic
This bench was the famed make out spot of F Scott Fitzgerald, one of Mt. Vernon's most famous residents. The American author and playboy was known for bringing his dates here for a romantic rendezvous. Of course, this all happened after his wife, . . . — Map (db m7722) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Axe and the Cherry Tree
The landscape design of Mt. Vernon Place has changed quite a bit since its creation in 1828. Originally, the area was known as Howard's woods but when Col. John Eager Howard donated part of his property for Mt. Vernon Place, the tree were cleared . . . — Map (db m7723) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Monumental Mistake
These four sculptures were donated by art collector Henry Walters for the interior of the park facing the Washington Monument. The statuaries, made by French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye, depict a man and a boy accompanied by various animals. The . . . — Map (db m7724) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Place of Invention
This fountain was installed during the creation of Mount Vernon Place so that those wealthy enough to own wooden teeth could rinse and wash them in the park. These teeth cleaners were common all over America in the 1800s. At the time, it was thought . . . — Map (db m7725) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Structures of Restriction
Fences have played an integral part in Mount Vernon Place’s history. The small interior fence was originally installed in 1935 to keep jackrabbits from eating the gardens during a Baltimore jackrabbit epidemic. The rabid rodents plagued this . . . — Map (db m7726) HM

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