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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Baltimore, Maryland

 
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1 Maryland, Baltimore, Abell — "Old" Oriole Park
Site of former major league baseball park known as Terrapin Park. Home of Federal League Baltimore Terrapins from 1914 to 1915. Built on land owned by Ned Hanlon, manager of the world champion 1890s National League Baltimore Orioles and a director . . . Map (db m175036) HM
2 Maryland, Baltimore, Abell — Connection to Nature & Learning
In 1911, construction of East 33rd Street and The Alameda began to create the "Olmsted Parkways" — tree-lined boulevards that would connect a ring of parks around the city. The parkways were designed and named after Frederick Law . . . Map (db m226273) HM
3 Maryland, Baltimore, Abell — Village life goes on along Old York Road..
The York road dates back to the 1740s when it was merely a dirt path following a trail worn down by Piscataway and Susquehannock tribes between the Jones Falls and the Herring Run above the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay along the Fall . . . Map (db m195013) HM
4 Maryland, Baltimore, Barclay — The North Avenue Poly BuildingBaltimore City Landmark
"You didn't go to Poly, you joined it." Such is the proud attitude of many Baltimoreans associated with this school, long considered to have one of the best college preparatory programs in the country. Conceived in 1883, the school opened its . . . Map (db m135068) HM
5 Maryland, Baltimore, Belair-Edison — Saint - Lo Drive Memorial
The Mayors of the two cities met here and named this drive to commemorate the high courage and valor of the Twenty-Ninth Infantry Division which assisted in the liberation of the enemy held city of Saint – Lo France during July 1944. . . . Map (db m201628) HM WM
6 Maryland, Baltimore, Belair-Edison — World War I Memorial
This memorial is erected by the people of Belair Road and vicinity as a tribute to our boys who made the supreme sacrifice and those who served in Army and Navy in the Great World War 1917-1918. (names listed-many not legible)Map (db m101529) WM
7 Maryland, Baltimore, Better Waverly — Eastern High School Monument
The Good Shepherd in honor of: Lizette Woodworth Reese, Poetess, Grace Trunbull, Sculptress. Dedicated by Eastern High School graduates in honor and memory of their teachers and alumni 1844-1986.Map (db m102703) HM
8 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — 29th Division AssociationCenter Haute Meuse 1917-Sector Alsace Argonne 1919
Charles Hazeltine Hammann Ens Air Service U.S. Navy March 16, 1892-June 14, 1919 Henry Gilbert Costin Pvt. Co. H, 115TH Inf., 29th Div June 15, 1898-October 8, 1918. Ensign Hammann rescued a fellow pilot by landing his seaplane on a . . . Map (db m101516) WM
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9 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Anne Morris Owings1889 - 1959
Advocate for the disabled. She founded and directed the Mary Lea Studio, a workshop of the Baltimore League for Crippled Children and Adults.Map (db m154846) HM
10 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Archibald Coleman Rogers, FAIA
Archibald Coleman Rogers, FAIA 1917-2001 Founding Partner of the global architectural firm RTKL. President of the American Institute of Architects. First Executive Director of the Greater Baltimore Committee. He played a vital role in revitalizing . . . Map (db m142896) HM
11 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Christine Ladd-Franklin, Ph.D.1847-1930
A logician, mathematician, and psychologist, she developed a new theory of color vision. She was the first woman to complete Ph.D. requirements at Johns Hopkins, in 1882, although because of her gender, the University did not confer the degree until . . . Map (db m154833) HM
12 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Colonel Charles Marshall1830-1902
Chief of Staff to General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. Later a political reformer and one of nineteenth-century Baltimore's "Seven Great Lawyers."Map (db m6460) HM
13 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Confederate Soldiers and Sailors MonumentReconciling History — Baltimore's Confederate Monuments — Reported permanently removed
During the Civil War, approximately 60,000 Marylanders fought for the Union and 25,000 fought for the Confederacy. After the war, Confederate sympathizers erected monuments such as this one to recognize Confederate soldiers and sailors and to . . . Map (db m101761) WM
14 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Curt Richter, Ph. D. / Gary Moore1894-1988 / 1915-1993
. . . Map (db m6476) HM
15 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Edith Hamilton / Alice Hamilton, M.D.1867-1963
Classicist author of The Greek Way. A leader in women's day-schooling First headmistress of Bryn Mawr School. *** Alice Hamilton, M.D. 1869-1970 Founder of industrial hygiene, pioneer in removing lead from paint. Harvard's first woman . . . Map (db m6466) HM
16 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Ernest Stebbins, M.D.1901-1987
Early advisor to the World Health Organization. New York City Health Commissioner. Long time dean of Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.Map (db m6581) HM
17 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — F. Scott Fitzgerald1896-1940
Author of The Great Gatsby (1925). Works published while he resided here: Tender is the Night (1934), Raps At Reveille (1935), and essays (1934-1936) later collected in The Crack-Up.Map (db m6473) HM
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18 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland
Welcome to the Memorial Garden of Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland. In Honor of Families and Children and their strivings to succeed-enter to enjoy, reflect, celebrate, remember and heal. Established September 3, 1998 on the . . . Map (db m101956) HM
19 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Florence Hochschild Austrian / Robert Austrian1889 - 1979 / 1917 - 2007
Artist and community activist. Leader in the renovation of Eutaw Place Developer of the pneumococcal vaccine. Winner of the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research AwardMap (db m154848) HM
20 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Florence Rena Sabin, M.D.1871-1953
First woman full professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Introducer of techniques for staining living cells. Reformer of Colorado's health laws. Her statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.Map (db m6475) HM
21 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Frances Morton Froehlicher1912 - 1995
Housing and city planning advocate. Published a seminal study of Baltimore neighborhoods. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Co-founder of the Better Air Coalition.Map (db m142890) HM
22 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Franklin P. Mall, M.D.1862-1919
First Johns Hopkins Professor of Anatomy. After 1914, also first Director of the Department of Embryology at Washington's Carnegie Institution, where he pioneered embryological research.Map (db m6480) HM
23 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Garry Moore1915-1993
Born Thomas Garrison Morfit, he was an early host and star of 1950s and 1960s television variety shows, including I've Got a Secret and The Garry Moore Show.Map (db m6589) HM
24 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — George W. Rayner HouseCirca 1879
George Rayner (1854-1884), lawyer and one of Baltimore's wealthiest men, was the first to call this home.Map (db m6579) HM
25 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Gerald W. Johnson1890-1980
Journalist, historian and biography. His political commentary, in print and on television, led Adlai Stevenson to call him "the critic and conscience of the nation."Map (db m6478) HM
26 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Gloria VictisConfederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument Reported permanently removed
Gloria Victis-To the Soldiers and Sailors of Maryland in the service of the Confederate States of America. 1861-1865 {The front of the base of the monument}Map (db m62306) WM
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27 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Hans Froehlicher, Jr.
Hans Froehlicher, Jr. 1891-1976 Civic educator and activist. Headmaster of Park School. Co-founder and President of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. With his wife Frances, founded the Better Air Coalition.Map (db m142891) HM
28 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Hugh Lennox Bond1828-1893
Stalwart supporter of President Lincoln and of Emancipation. Chief Judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court, where he was nicknamed "The Curse of the K.K.K" for his harsh sentences.Map (db m6462) HM
29 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Jacob Epstein1864-1945
Innovative wholesale merchant to the South and collector of Old Master paintings. As a philanthropist, he inaugurated the system of matching charitable grants.Map (db m6568) HM
30 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Jacob J. Abel, M.D.1857-1938
Pioneer researcher on adrenalin, insulin, and the artificial kidney. First Professor of Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. For 40 years the leading pharmacologist in America.Map (db m6569) HM
31 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Jesse Lazear, M.D.1866-1900
Johns Hopkins researcher in Cuba. To find the cause of yellow fever he courageously exposed himself to virus-infected mosquitoes and died of the disease, thereby proving the route of transmission.Map (db m6583) HM
32 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Lanvale Memorial Garden
Dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Joseph J. Costa Chief of Critical Care Medicine Mercy Hospital who died while unselfishly treating those with COVID 19 July 25, 2020Map (db m212327) HM
33 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Laurance Page Roberts / Isabel Spaulding Roberts
Laurance Page Roberts 1907-2002 Director of the Brooklyn Museum, the American Academy in Rome, and the New York State Council on the Arts, Scholar of Japanese art. Isabel Spaulding Roberts 1911-2003First woman Director of the . . . Map (db m142863) HM
34 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Mergenthaler House
From 1894 to 1899, this house was the residence of Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German immigrant who revolutionized the art of printing with his invention of the Linotype. Previously a typesetter searched for a single character, then placed it in a line . . . Map (db m6582) HM
35 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Mildred Dyke Atkinson1909 - 2014
Housing and civil rights advocate. Field Secretary of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Director of Christian Social Relations for the Maryland Council of ChurchesMap (db m154845) HM
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36 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Neighbors and Natives
William Gailes Contee and Edward Wilson Parago, Sr. Contee-Parago Park is one of the first City parks to be named after Black Baltimoreans: Edward Wilson Parago, Sr. (1898-1983), a postal worker, and William Gailes Contee, an upholsterer . . . Map (db m212325) HM
37 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Otto Frederick Kraushaar, Ph.D.1901 - 1989
President of Goucher College. He led the effort to establish Goucher as a nationally-recognized women's college.Map (db m154835) HM
38 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Piero Ernesto Weiss, Ph.D.1928 - 2011
Concert pianist and musicologist, he founded the music history department at the Peabody Conservatory, where he taught from 1985-2011.Map (db m154837) HM
39 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Soterios "Buddy" Pappas1915 - 2001 — Bolton Hill Historic District —
Southern States heavyweight champion professional wrestler. A pioneer art director in early television, his Baltimore team created the hit children's show Romper Room.Map (db m212888) HM
40 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — The Cone Sisters
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41 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — The Md. Prince Hall Masons
"The Md. Prince Hall Masons acquired this Temple from the congregation of Oheb Shalom, November 1960, built by them in 1891." Williard W. Allen, Grand Master Emeritus Samuel T. Daniels, Grand MasterMap (db m6551) HM
42 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Thomas Bourne Turner, M.D.1902 - 2002
Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School if Medicine. He performed important research on yaws, syphilis and polio. In his 75-year association with Hopkins, his career spanned the modern history clinical and academic medicineMap (db m154831) HM
43 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Thomas J. O’Neill
Thomas J. O’Neill 1849-1919-Founder of O’Neill & Company Department Store. He left the business to his employees. He bequeathed the funds that built Good Samaritan Hospital and the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.Map (db m142861) HM
44 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Thomas Ward / Joyce Ward1927 - 2016 / 1929 - 2011
Founders of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum and ardent preservationists. Their efforts helped save Baltimore's historic neighborhoods and parks.Map (db m154842) HM
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45 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — William Edwards Stevenson1900-1985
Boyhood home of the President of Oberlin College and head of Aspen Humanities Institute. Ambassador to the Philippines. Olympic Gold Medalist for the 1600 meter relay in 1924.Map (db m6468) HM
46 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — William H. Howell, Ph.D.1860-1945
Discoverer of the anticoagulant heparin. First Professor of Physiology and early Dean at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Second director of the Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.Map (db m6464) HM
47 Maryland, Baltimore, Booth-Boyd — Bon Secours Hospital
Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours, a nursing order founded in France in 1824, sent three members to Baltimore in May, 1881, at the request of Cardinal Gibbons. Their first U.S. convent opened at West Baltimore and Payson Streets the . . . Map (db m2451) HM
48 Maryland, Baltimore, Broening Manor — Camp Holabird
Named for Quartermaster General Samuel B. Holabird (1826-1907) and established in 1917 as the Army's first motor transport training center and depot. Supplied World War I American Expeditionary Forces in France with Detroit-made vehicles. Trained . . . Map (db m115239) HM
49 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 506 Druid Hill Avenue
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1824 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m219586) HM
50 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 510 Druid Hill Avenue
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1845 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m219585) HM
51 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 600 Jasper Street
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1830 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m220052) HM
52 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 606 Jasper Street
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1830 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m220053) HM
53 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 610 Jasper Street
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1895 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m220054) HM
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54 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 616 Jasper Street
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1895 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m220055) HM
55 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 619 North Paca Street
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1827 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m219568) HM
56 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 621 North Paca Street
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1830 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m219567) HM
57 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 627 North Paca Street
This property is listed on the Seton Hill Historic District c. 1831 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m219566) HM
58 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — 637 North Paca Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m219565) HM
59 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — A melting pot of local business owners who call the market home
The merchant mix at Lexington Market has always included large numbers of immigrant-owned businesses, dating back to the Market's founding. Early records depict a melting pot of business owner nationalities—from German-owned butcher shops to Italian . . . Map (db m243487) HM
60 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — A place for art in the heart of the Bromo
Located squarely in the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, Lexington Market has always been more than just a home for the culinary arts, but a place for the best of arts and culture in Baltimore City. From murals, to sculptures, to even a . . . Map (db m243478) HM
61 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — A walk through the history of Lexington Market
Lexington Market is a place nearly as old as America itself—and its history of local food, community-rooted small business, and a space for all is the legacy we are proud to continue on today. Taking a walk through Lexington Market's . . . Map (db m243489) HM
62 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Black slavery in and around Lexington Market
Slavery and a domestic slave trade formed essential aspects of nineteenth-century Baltimore life. Some businesses used slave labor, but most slaves worked as domestic servants for elites. In Lexington Market's precinct, for example, one in four . . . Map (db m243485) HM
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63 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Brush Mural Fest2023
Baltimore's hyper-local mural festival, created for artists, by artists. We are proud to present five of Baltimore's most talented female and non-binary teams made up of nine Pro muralists and four Rising Stars (emerging artists mentored by . . . Map (db m243475) HM
64 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Fresh food in the heart of the city? Look no further than Lexington.
Back when Lexington got its start in the late 1700s, it sat on the western edges of Baltimore City, the perfect destination for rural farmers to bring their fresh produce and sell to city dwellers. Some traveled by horse-drawn wagon for over three . . . Map (db m243474) HM
65 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Holy Women of Paca StreetSt. Mary's Park — Dedicated 1977 —
Original Site of St. Mary's Seminary & University (established 1791) First Roman Catholic Seminary founded in the United States
St. Mary's Historic Seminary Chapel (1808) was designed by Maximilian Godefroy . . . Map (db m219583) HM
66 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — It's a crab cake legacy, hon!
In 1886 at the age of 19, John W. Faidley went into business with fish dealer Peter B. Smith, opening as Smith & Faidley—now known simply as Faidley's. Faidley's granddaughter, Nancy Devine, and her husband, Bill, continue to operate what is the . . . Map (db m243469) HM
67 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — John Eagar Howard Memorial
[No inscription]Map (db m219587) WM
68 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — More than a building because we're losing count!
Over the years, the Market has had at least 10 different buildings and countless carts and stalls from the vendors on the street. At times, sheds of wood, stone, and concrete have stretched entire city blocks. Lexington Market's heart and soul, . . . Map (db m243488) HM
69 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Muskrat! Bear! Geese! Terrapin! Raccoon! Only at Lexington Market!
In a different time, Lexington Market was not only the place to get wild caught seafood from the Chesapeake Bay, but also wild game caught by hunters and trappers up and down the East Coast. In the late 1800s, market goers could get all manner of . . . Map (db m243529) HM
70 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Ring, ring! Hear that? It's time to open up shop!
Beginning in 1963, Market shoeshine vendor James B. Carpenter starts a daily tradition of ringing a bell that hung on Eutaw St. outside of Lexington Market at 8am sharp to signal the start of the market day. [Caption:] James . . . Map (db m243477) HM
71 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Robert & RosettaOletha Devane and Christopher Kojzar — 2022 —
Casting a light on the identities of two enslaved persons mentioned in 1830s-era Baltimore newspaper announcements, this piece cues onlookers to a history of Lexington Market, and more specifically, pays homage to those who had been assertively . . . Map (db m243524) HM
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72 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — See and be seen at the Market
As early as 1821, records show public meetings of all types were held at the Market, with political figures often holding court inside and on the surrounding blocks. [Caption:] Candidates for governor, local office, and even . . . Map (db m243481) HM
73 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Shhhh! The market has secrets to keep.
The lore of Lexington Market has always loomed almost as large as its public market prowess. From myths of catacombs under the old West Market (really tunnels used by butchers and produce vendors for cold storage before modern refrigeration), to the . . . Map (db m243479) HM
74 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Sons of St. Mary's: Called to Serve, Educated to LeadSt. Mary's Park — Dedicated 1977 —
Original Site of St. Mary's Seminary & University (established 1791) First Roman Catholic Seminary founded in the United States
Many notable men have called themselves sons of St. Mary's, among them leaders of . . . Map (db m219582) HM
75 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — St. Mary's Seminary Chapel
In 1791, at the invitation of Bishop John Carroll, the first bishop in the United States, Sulpician priests came to Baltimore from France to found St. Mary's Seminary, the nation's oldest Catholic seminary. After establishing the seminary in a . . . Map (db m219570) HM
76 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — Straight from the bay… right to the market!
Seafood—especially varieties caught right in the Chesapeake Bay—has always been front and center at Lexington Market. For more than a hundred years (from 1820s to 1920s), there was a dedicated market shed building at Lexington devoted only to . . . Map (db m243490) HM
77 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — The "stage" for all of Baltimore
Whether hosting school concerts, fashion shows, or an annual Preakness Parade (complete with a Lexington Market-special "crab derby"), every Baltimorean knows that the Market has always been a hub for cultural life in the city. . . . Map (db m243480) HM
78 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — The Baltimore & Frederick-Town TurnpikeA Transportation Revolution started here — The Road That Built The Nation —
Maryland toll roads helped revolutionize American travel. The Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike began with a tollgate, placed near this corner in 1807. For a few cents, you could head west on a "smooth" road that was the ancestor of today's . . . Map (db m243468) HM
79 Maryland, Baltimore, Bromo Arts District — The largest animals to ever be found at Lexington Market? Elephants.
From 1975 to 2016, they repeatedly make a pilgrimage to the market for "Lunch with the Elephants," an annual event with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. [Caption:] Elephants chow down on a feast at Lexington Market—a . . . Map (db m243476) HM
80 Maryland, Baltimore, Brooklyn — For God and Country
Dedicated in reverent tribute to those patriots from the Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, Fairfield area who gloriously served our beloved America in her tragic wars.
"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present . . . Map (db m212964) WM
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81 Maryland, Baltimore, Butchers Hill — 122 South Patterson Park Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m184962) HM
82 Maryland, Baltimore, Butchers Hill — 2101 East Baltimore Street
2101 East Baltimore Street Built c. 1875 Restored by The Siegel Organization has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m212979) HM
83 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Baltimore Regional TrailA House Divided — War on the Chesapeake Bay —
During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland's residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in violence on April 19, 1861, . . . Map (db m201505) HM
84 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Captain John O'Donnell1749-1805 Reported permanently removed
Captain John O’Donnell, the founder of the Canton Community, was a man of great vision and accomplishment. He initiated trade between Canton, China and Baltimore in 1785 operating his own merchant sailing vessels. This public square once the site . . . Map (db m184475) HM
85 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Former GloryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
The mouth of Harris Creek was once part of Baltimore’s thriving maritime industry. David Stodder began building ships here in the 1780s. The first U.S. Navy frigate, Constellation, launched from Stodders Shipyard in 1797 and played an active role . . . Map (db m79670) HM
86 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Frederick Douglass' Escape from Slavery
Just a few yards from this spot on September 3, 1838, Frederick Bailey, later known to the world as Frederick Douglass, escaped from slavery in Baltimore by boarding a northern train. Frederick, 20 years old, was disguised as a sailor, carrying . . . Map (db m212892) HM
87 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Historic CantonThe Frigate Constellation was successfully launched in 1797 from Harris Creek in Canton.
After the United States declared its independence from Britain in 1778 the young nation’s navy, which had a small number of ships, was constantly being attacked by the British on the high seas. In response President George Washington directed . . . Map (db m180264) HM WM
88 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Historic Canton
Through the efforts of the Canton Improvement Association this old and densely populated ethnic neighborhood was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The two-story red brick row houses are especially noteworthy for their hand . . . Map (db m184476) HM
89 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Historic CantonPeter Cooper — Creator of the Cooper Union in Lower Manhattan —
Capitalist cooper purchased the captain John O'Donnell estate 3000 acres in Canton in 1920 and helped in funding the Canton Company of Baltimore that acted as a real estate and development company in transforming the Canton Company into a . . . Map (db m190368) HM
90 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Historic CantonThe Railroad Transfer Bridge
The Pennsylvania Railroad used this railroad transfer bridge to land cars that were transported on ferries between Locust Point and Canton. Known as "carfloating," this activity occurred in the Baltimore Harbor from 1871 to 1969. This two-story . . . Map (db m212895) HM
91 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Historic CantonViewing the Entrance to the Baltimore Harbor from the Canton Waterfront Park
Canton Cove is directly in front of you. Here, schooners would wait before receiving the message to head to Fells Point to unload their cargo. The Inner Harbor, at that time, was a swamp and not navigable. Fort McHenry is further out to the . . . Map (db m212896) HM
92 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Historic CantonThe Industrial Heart of the City of Baltimore
Capt. John O'Donnell, considered the founder of Canton, made his fortune trading in East Asia. Around 1875, he settled in the Canton area and named his plantation after the port city of Canton, China. Capt. O'Donnell became an enslaver, and the . . . Map (db m212897) HM
93 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Honor Roll
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain." 1941 World War II 1945 Michael P. Angelonga U.S.A. Joseph Balek U.S.A. Jess Barton U.S.A. Andrew Baumer U.S.A. Kilian J. Buettner U.S.A. Carroll L. Caples . . . Map (db m145466) WM
94 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Korean War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to those Marylanders who served and died in the "Forgotten War" Korea June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953 Akridge, Walter R. • Allmond, John W. • Ames, Richard C. • Amsden, Norman E. • Anders, Fred . . . Map (db m184694) WM
95 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — Professor Trash Wheel
Harnessing the power of nature to help keep the Baltimore Harbor clean The amazing machine you see before you uses a combination of old and new technology to harness the power of water and sunlight to pick up litter and debris flowing down . . . Map (db m212890) HM
96 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — The Canton Library
This branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library was built in and opened for use in 1886, one of four given to the city of Baltimore by Enoch Pratt, a great philanthropist of that era. It is the only one of that group still in use as a library. Pratt . . . Map (db m2450) HM
97 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — The Harris Creek Rain GardenGreen Solutions to Water Pollution
Harris Creek The Harris Creek was once an above ground stream large enough to sail a ship in. It was filled in to make more land for development in the early 1800s. It is now completely piped underground, but it continues to run through . . . Map (db m212889) HM
98 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — The Old Police Station
[Left plaque] On this site stood The Old Police Station Erected 1879 Commissioners William Carmichael E.W. Stiefel J.H. Millender G.W. Bucher Builder G.A. Boyden Architect Rebuilt . . . Map (db m128744) HM
99 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton — The Railroad to Freedom
Douglass escaped slavery with a bold plan, a clever disguise, steady nerves, and help from his friends. At the age of 20, Frederick Bailey (as he was called) lived under slavery in Fell's Point, one mile west of this marker. He was . . . Map (db m212894) HM
100 Maryland, Baltimore, Canton Industrial Area — Liberty Ship S.S. John W. Brown
S.S. John W. Brown Built for U.S. Maritime Commission Hull No. 312 by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland September 1942 Map (db m145656) HM WM

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