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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Inner Harbor, Maryland

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1Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — A History of Firsts in BaltimoreThe Baltimore Museum of Industry
From its founding in 1729, Baltimore’s proximity to the Chesapeake Bay was the engine that drove commerce, trade and industry. The most inland port on the eastern seaboard, Baltimore boomed as a leading city, center of industrial innovation and . . . Map (db m102969) HM
2Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Admiral Guillermo Brown
In honor to the abiding memory of The father of the Argentine Navy Admiral Guillermo Brown On the banks of the Delaware where he started his maritime career. "Brave in combat, magnanimous in victory and audacious in his decisions" Born in 1777 in . . . Map (db m6158) HM
3Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Adventure Begins at the Bay's Front DoorBaltimore Visitor Center and Gwynns Falls Trail — Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network —
It’s amazing how much has happened here since Captain John Smith traveled up the Patapsco while exploring the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. Since its founding in 1729, Baltimore has been the scene of some of American history’s great moments, among them . . . Map (db m79856) HM
4Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — An Active Port for 300 YearsThe Port of Baltimore
Proximity to the Chesapeake Bay has been the driving force in Baltimore's eminence in commerce and transportation. But the story of Baltimore's port is actually older than Baltimore itself. In 1706 - two decades before the founding of Baltimore - . . . Map (db m34845) HM
5Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore Public Works Museum
Completed in 1912, the majestic Eastern Avenue Pumping Station was the architectural crown jewel in the City of Baltimore’s ambitious plan to provide its citizens with a service largely taken for granted today, a sanitary sewage system. Designed . . . Map (db m60939) HM
6Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore Riot TrailDeath at President Street Station — Baltimore – A House Divided —
In 1861, as the Civil War began, Baltimore secessionists hoped to stop rail transportation to Washington and isolate the national capital. On April 19, the 6th Massachusetts Regiment arrived here at the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore . . . Map (db m2418) HM
7Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore Riot Trail"Keep back … or I Shoot" — Baltimore - A House Divided —
On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the city's role in . . . Map (db m6151) HM
8Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore Riot TrailFlag Waving at Fawn Street — Baltimore – A House Divided —
(Preface): On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the . . . Map (db m6208) HM
9Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore Riot TrailBarricade at Jones Falls Bridge — Baltimore – A House Divided —
(Preface): On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the . . . Map (db m6209) HM
10Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore Riot TrailCombat on Pratt Street — Baltimore – A House Divided —
On April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as it changed trains en route to Washington, which the secessionists hoped to isolate. To learn more about the Baltimore Riot, the city’s role in . . . Map (db m71978) HM
11Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore Turns the TideStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
After crushing the Americans at Bladensburg and invading the Nation’s Capital, the British targeted Baltimore. If they could capture the city---the third largest in the United States and a commercial and shipbuilding hub---they could likely bring . . . Map (db m79868) HM
12Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore’s Maritime HeritagePride of Baltimore II
The world’s only authentic sailing reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore Clipper. Pride of Baltimore II is more than a spectacular ship---it is a living, working symbol of Baltimore’s maritime heritage. With her sharply raked masts, abundance of . . . Map (db m102955) HM WM
13Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore’s Maritime Heritage — U.S.S. Constellation and Lightship Chesapeake —
Baltimore’s shipbuilding heritage dates back nearly 300 years. By the 1790s, Maryland led the nation in shipbuilding and Baltimore was the undisputed industry leader on the Chesapeake Bay. Launched in 1854, U.S.S. Constellation in the . . . Map (db m146046) HM
14Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Baltimore’s Part in Saving the BayThe Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Program
The promenade you are standing on lies within a very special space called the Critical Area. The Critical Area is the 1000 foot strip (about three city blocks) bordering the entire Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, including the Patapsco River . . . Map (db m102990) HM
15Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Be A Part of Something Bigger Than A New Space: Baltimore History[700 East Pratt Street]
700 East Pratt is a revival of the original 1912 Candler Building, once treasured by all of Baltimore and beyond. Originally housing the Coca-Cola Company, it set the foundation for the type of building to appear in major cities in the early . . . Map (db m183366) HM
16Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Christopher Columbus MemorialColumbus Piazza
Front panel Christopher Columbus discover of America October 12, 1492. Dedicated to the City of Baltimore by the Italian American Organization United of Maryland and the Italian American Community of Baltimore in commemoration of the discovery of . . . Map (db m103122) HM
17Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — City Center
Just north of the Inner Harbor is Downtown's municipal, business and financial district, also referred to as City Center, a prime east coast location for corporate headquarters and financial institutions. City Center's most pervasive . . . Map (db m115210) HM
18Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Coast Guard Cutter Taney - WHEC-37
The US Coast Guard Cutter Taney is the last warship "afloat" today which saw action during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Hawaii. Built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1935-36, USCG Taney's active career spanned 50 years of . . . Map (db m183365) HM WM
19Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Discover Baltimore: Four Centuries of ChangeHeritage Walk
Baltimore began as a humble waterfront village in 1729. It burst into prominence as America expanded westward, forging a role as a major trading and transportation center that linked the nation’s interior to the world. From a mere 25 wooden houses . . . Map (db m104058) HM
20Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Discover Little Italy: A Taste of the PastHeritage Walk
Baltimore’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods evolved to accommodate a constant influx of newcomers searching for opportunity. Between 1830 and 1917, more than two million immigrants landed in Baltimore, which was second only to New York as a port . . . Map (db m102944) HM
21Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Discovering the Jones FallsHeritage Walk — Powering America's Industrial Revolution —
Baltimore’s industry and trade grew concurrently, a partnership that fueled the city’s tremendous 18th and 19th century growth. You are standing at the mouth of the Jones Falls, a river that flows through Baltimore into the Inner Harbor’s Patapsco . . . Map (db m115214) HM
22Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Dr. William V. Lockwood
Dr. William V. Lockwood was the first Vice President Emeritus of Baltimore Community College. His vision, uncompromising work ethic, and life long devotion to educational advancement made him instrumental in transforming the dream of the Harbor . . . Map (db m115221) HM
23Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Exodus 1947: "The ship That Launched a Nation"
Near this spot, the Baltimore steamer President Warfield began her epic voyage into history. Built in 1928 as the flagship of the Old Bay Line, she ran nightly cruises between Baltimore and Norfolk. In 1943 she was given to Britain under the wartime . . . Map (db m59809) HM
24Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Generating Electricity from the Sun
On the wall above this sign, on the roofs of the Science Center and the parking to your right are solar panels that contain many photovoltaic (PV) cells. These PV cells convert light from the sun directly into electricity. The PV cells are . . . Map (db m103094)
25Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Historic Ships in Baltimore"Walk the Decks of History!" — Baltimore Maritime Museum —
US Coast Guard Cutter, Taney, the only warship still afloat that saw action during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, was commissioned in 1936. This 326-foot High Endurance Cutter is one of seven Secretary class ships built. . . . Map (db m145465) HM
26Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Katyń Remembered
When duty called they answered. When they refused the embrace of Stalin—they died. Now we commend them to the ages to be included amongst history’s martyrs. In 1939, the Soviet Union in league with Nazi Germany attacked . . . Map (db m2422) HM
27Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Lightship ChesapeakeThe Baltimore Maritime Museum
Lightship 116 "Chesapeake" was built in 1930 as a manned navigational beacon and fulfilled this role under the US Lightship Service and the US Coast Guard for nearly 40 years. On station in all weather and sea conditions, lightships and their crews . . . Map (db m32733) HM
28Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Living Classrooms Foundation
Lady Maryland The Lady Maryland is an authentic replica of a pungy schooner, a Chesapeake Bay workboat that sailed the Bay in the 1700s and 1800s. Pungies were fast sailing vessels and were primarily used to transport perishable cargo such as . . . Map (db m6126) HM
29Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Living with Wildlife
A peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife is possible in a healthy environment. Education and proper wildlife management can often resolve conflicts with nature. Uncontrolled development may eliminated our wildlife heritage and . . . Map (db m183364) HM
30Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — McKeldin Plaza
Welcome to McKeldin Plaza, dedicated to Theodore R. McKeldin, a pioneer in urban development who served multiple terms as Baltimore Mayor and Governor and who, in May of 1963, first proposed the development of the Inner Harbor. When it first . . . Map (db m179114) HM
31Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Piedmont Plateau
Between the eastern coastal and the western mountains, lie the rolling hills of the Piedmont Plateau. Piedmont literally means "foot of the mountain." Its rolling hills were formed from the sediment of the once majestic Appalachians. Over 200 . . . Map (db m183361) HM
32Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Port of BaltimoreGwynns Falls Trail
Baltimore was a late bloomer in colonial America. Chartered in 1729, the port grew rapidly after the Revolutionary War to become by 1800 the new nation’s third largest city. The harbor proved ideal for shipping grain from Central Maryland and flour . . . Map (db m102993) HM WM
33Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — President Street StationErected 1842 A.D.
Here on April 19, 1861 at 11 A.M. the Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry commanded by Colonel Edward F. Jones, detrained on its way to the relief of Washington City. The first nine cars were safely drawn to the Camden Street Station of the . . . Map (db m60937) HM
34Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — President Street StationBaltimore City Landmark, National Register of Historic Places, Baltimore National Heritage Area
Completed in 1851, the President Street Station is an icon of railroad architecture, featuring Classical Revival elements and incorporating a barrel vault roof design—the first for a railroad station. Its history is also tied to significant . . . Map (db m145578) HM
35Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Pride of Baltimore
On May 14, 1986, the Pride of Baltimore, her captain, and three members of her crew were lost at sea. The Pride now rests at the end of a goodwill journey that covered 150,000 miles and touched 125 cities around the world. . . . Map (db m20484) HM
36Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Pride of BaltimoreAmerica’s Star-Spangled Ambassador
The Pride of Baltimore II is a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper. Her mission is to promote historical maritime education, foster economic development and tourism, and represent the people of Maryland in every port she . . . Map (db m102957) HM
37Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse was the second screwpile lighthouse built by the U.S. Lighthouse Service. It was originally located 15 miles southeast of here in the Chesapeake Bay, marking the entrance to the Patapsco River and the approach to . . . Map (db m145579) HM
38Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Seven-Foot Knoll Lighthouse
Seven-foot knoll lighthouse was the second screwpile structure to be built by the U.S. Lighthouse Service. It was originally located 15 miles southeast of this location. The 42 foot high round screwpile lighthouse was completed by the Baltimore . . . Map (db m64732) HM
39Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Candler BuildingFirst Operational Headquarters of the Social Security System
From 1936 - 1960, the Candler Building served as the operational headquarters of the U.S. Social Security system. It was here that the first Social Security numbers were issued, the records were kept and the benefits computed for millions of . . . Map (db m145463) HM
40Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Coast Guard Cutter TaneyThe last surviving warship from the attack on Pearl Harbor — "Saving One of America's Treasures" —
Open for visitors as part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum ... the USCGC TANEY was built in 1936 and was in continuous service until 1986. In addition to Pearl Harbor, TANEY saw action throughout World War II [as] well as the Vietnam Conflict. . . . Map (db m15063) HM
41Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Great Baltimore Fire
On Sunday morning, February 7, 1904, a spark ignited blankets and cotton goods in the firm of John E. Hurst and Company, which stood between Hopkins Place and Liberty on the south side of German (now Redwood) Street. Flames leapt out of control from . . . Map (db m6154) HM
42Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership
Did you know that oysters can live in Baltimore's Inner Harbor? The Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership grows baby oysters (called spat) in cages hanging from docks and piers around the Harbor, inside the cages are recycled oyster shells and . . . Map (db m115219) HM
43Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Inner Harbor Water Wheel
Water Wheels are a part of Baltimore's history Throughout the 19th century the flowing current of the Jones Fall River powered much of the industry of Baltimore by turning the water wheels of mills along the Jones River Valley. These . . . Map (db m145580) HM
44Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Katyń Massacre, 1940Victims of Stalinist Terror — 20,000 Polish military officers murdered by the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) —
In 1918, Poland regained her independence, after enduring three partitions and domination for 123 years by Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Barely 21 years later, on September 1, 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland from the west, triggering the Second . . . Map (db m183378) HM
45Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The National Katyń MemorialBóg, Honor, Ojczyzna — God, Honor, Country —
Fire has been used artistically to symbolize a rebirth or transformation in this monument a symbolic fire envelops the Katyń martyrs in its flames and raises them spiritually into the pantheon of national heroes of Poland. The . . . Map (db m183379) HM
46Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Olmsted LegacyGwynns Falls Trail
Think green and thank the Olmsteds as you walk along the Gwynns Falls Trail. If it weren’t for the Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects firm, the City of Baltimore would not be blessed with most of its large multipurpose parks, neighborhood . . . Map (db m102992) HM
47Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — The Port of BaltimoreThe National Road begins and ends here
Moving Goods Since 1729, Baltimore has owed its existence to its deepwater port. The city looks east to the Chesapeake Bay and ports around the world. It also looks west with access to markets in America’s heartland. It began with local farmers . . . Map (db m6140) HM
48Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Theodore R. McKeldin
Visionary of the Revitalized Inner Harbor Mayor of Baltimore 1943-1947, 1963-1967 Governor of Maryland 1951-1957
"Envision with me … a new Inner Harbor area, where the imagination of man can take advantage of a rare gift of . . . Map (db m179113) HM
49Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Together we remember the people of Maryland who perished on 9.11.2001
Together we remember the people of Maryland who Perished on 9.11.2001 Teddington H. Moy 2.26.1953 • Todd H. Reuben 6.30.1961 • Gerald P. Fisher 3.28.1944 • Charles S. Falkenberg 7.12.1956 • Zoe E. Falkenberg 11.8.1992 • Dana C. Falkenberg . . . Map (db m115218) WM
50Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Top of the World Observation Level World Trade Center
Baltimore's World Trade Center, completed in 1977, was a cornerstone of the Inner Harbor's acclaimed redevelopment. Designed by the internationally renowned architectural firm of L.M. Pei & Partners, it is the tallest pentagonal building in the . . . Map (db m32773) HM
51Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — United States Merchant Seamen Memorial
To the memory of the United States Merchant Seamen who lost their lives serving the United States of America. Donations: National Maritime Union of America, International Organization of Masters Mates and Pilots, Seafarers International Union of . . . Map (db m102985) WM
52Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — USS ConstellationFlagship of the Anti-Slave Trade
Though the Civil War was a period of great innovation for the navy, with widespread use of steam power and the innovation of ironclads there was still a place in the fleet for sailing ships. Built at the Gosport yard in Portsmouth, Virginia, in . . . Map (db m6153) HM
53Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — Water Power: Baltimore's Economic EngineJones Falls Trail and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
The best-known and least-appreciated fresh waterway in Baltimore, the Jones Falls River is an important tributary of the Chesapeake Watershed, and the largest of several waterways that empty into Baltimore Harbor. From the time of the first colonial . . . Map (db m129001) HM
54Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — WelcomeHeritage Walk
Discover Heritage Walk, a 3.2 mile walking trail through four fascinating centuries. Within a compact area, Heritage Walk connects some 20 historic sites and museums, traversing four city districts of remarkable diversity and significance. . . . Map (db m115215) HM
55Maryland (Baltimore), Inner Harbor — WelcomeHeritage Walk
Discover Heritage Walk, a 3.2 mile walking trail through four fascinating centuries. Within a compact area, Heritage Walk connects some 20 historic sites and museums, traversing four city districts of remarkable diversity and significance. . . . Map (db m183367) HM
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May. 25, 2022