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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Johns Hopkins Homewood, Maryland

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1Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — "Isaac Newton" Apple Tree
Here is the scion of the storied apple tree which is believed to have led to Sir Isaac Newton's discovery of the law of gravity. A gift from John Astin, A&S, '52, and Valerie Sandobal Astin, this sapling was derived from a tree at the National . . . Map (db m166983) HM
2Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Lion — c. 1929, Limestone — Charles Klutch, American, 1871-1951, after Adolph A. Weinman, American, 1870-1952 —
The Museum's architect, John Russell Pope (1873-1937), intended the placement of these majestic lions to impart a sense of grandeur and permanence to the BMA building, completed in 1929. With globes captured beneath their weighty . . . Map (db m166968) HM
3Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Beach
The grassy hill in front of you was once the front lawn of Homewood house, later part of the estate of William Wyman. In the late 1890s, Wyman rented the house to the Country School for Boys. Imagine young students and their families wandering . . . Map (db m194783) HM
4Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Carriage House
The Merrick Barn was originally built in 1802 as a carriage house or stable for Homewood house. Since the university acquired the land in 1902, the building has been repurposed many times. For most of the 1900s, students worked and played in . . . Map (db m194801) HM
5Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Chapin A. Harris — 1806 - 1860
Scholar • Teacher • Man of vision and untiring energy • A pioneer organizer of professional dentistry • The first dental college in the world • Founded in Baltimore • 1839 •Map (db m166996) HM
6Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Daniel Coit Gilman — 1831 - 1908
First President, 1875 - 1901Map (db m166973) HM
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7Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Decker Quadrangle — Al Decker 1908 - 2002; Virginia G. Decker 1916 -
Named for Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. and his wife, Virginia, in honor of the couple's decades of generosity and service to the University. The Baltimore-born son and namesake to one of the founders of Black & Decker Corporation, Alonzo Decker . . . Map (db m166994) HM
8Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Farmhouse & Slave Quarters
In 1800, the wealthy Carroll family purchased the land that is now the Homewood campus and built a large summer house here. Several other buildings also sat on the property, including an 18th-century farmhouse, outbuildings for food preparation, . . . Map (db m166980) HM
9Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Founder's Wall
With his 1873 bequest, Johns Hopkins created a university and hospital grounded in research and charged with advancing human knowledge through discovery. This monument celebrates the visionary donors who have built on his generosity, transforming . . . Map (db m166995) HM
10Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Gatehouse
The Gatehouse provided a stunning impression for those visiting William Wyman's estate in the late 19th century. Wyman owned much of the land that is now Homewood campus. He loved nature and kept the grounds mostly undeveloped. The two major . . . Map (db m166970) HM
11Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Greenhouse
Over 100 years ago, Duncan S. Johnson, Professor of Botany in the Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University, envisioned building a greenhouse with accompanying botanical gardens. His mission was to provide students with a place to further . . . Map (db m166991) HM
12Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Harriet Tubman Grove — Rewriting History or Righting a Wrong? — Wyman Park Dell —
This site has been used to honor combatants from both sides of the Civil War. What do different sides view as "worth remembering?"
This site is dedicated in honor of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist and . . . Map (db m166966) HM
13Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Homewood
The Home of Charles Carroll, Jr. A National Historic Landmark Built 1801 - Restored 1987 Open for Tours - Museum ShopMap (db m6114) HM
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14Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Homewood
Property purchased in 1800 by Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a wedding present for his only son, Charles and bride Harriett Chew of Philadelphia. The younger Charles designed and oversaw the building of the . . . Map (db m18315) HM
15Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Homewood
Newlyweds Charles Carroll Jr. and Harriet Chew Carroll began construction of Homewood in 1801. The 130-acre property had been a wedding gift from Charles' father, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one . . . Map (db m194803) HM
16Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Homewood Privy, c. 1801
In 1801 Charles Carroll Jr. (1775-1825) began building Homewood, a fashionable summer retreat on 130 rolling acres of farmland that afforded a view to Baltimore's harbor. Built at the same time as the house, this small square structure with a . . . Map (db m166989) HM
17Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership — 2000 - 2001
In 1911, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, Brookline, MA), designed the grand general plan for Wyman Park. Wyman Park Dell is the gateway from the Charles Street Boulevard to the more secluded . . . Map (db m166963) HM
18Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Keyser Quadrangle
Named for William Keyser who was the moving force behind the donation of the Homewood property to Johns Hopkins. He contributed 62 acres and also organized the donation of other land by Samuel Keyser, Francis M. Jencks, William H. Buckler, . . . Map (db m6122) HM
19Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Lee Jackson Monument — Reconciling History — Baltimore's Confederate Monuments —
This monument was a gift from prominent Baltimore banker J. Henry Ferguson, who left funds in his will for the City of Baltimore to create a monument to his childhood heroes, Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Ferguson . . . Map (db m103158) HM
20Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Orchard
Over 200 years ago, an orchard grew here. Even before he completed work on Homewood house, Charles Carroll Jr. established pear, apple and peach trees on the property. In 1801, he complained "my blundering gardener" let the cow "get into the . . . Map (db m166986) HM
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21Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Remington-Wyman World War II Memorial
To the men and women of this community whose duty and devotion with their services in World War II were not given in vain.Map (db m102837) WM
22Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J. “Stonewall” Jackson Monument
The parting of General Lee and Stonewall Jackson on the eve of Chancellorsville. They were great Generals and Christian Soldiers and waged war like gentlemen.Map (db m130483) WM
23Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Spring House or Dairy - c. 1812 — The Baltimore Museum of Art
The spring house or dairy, originally situated over a small spring, was designed to keep perishables such as milk cool in interior troughs of spring water. It was located at Oakland, the country estate of Robert Goodloe Harper (1765-1827), . . . Map (db m18326) HM
24Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — The 1958 Johns Hopkins University Commencement
This plaque presented by The Class of 1958 as a memorial to their commencement June tenth in which there participated Dwight David Eisenhower President of the United States and Harold MacMillan Prime Minister of Great . . . Map (db m166971) HM
25Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — The Sheridan Libraries
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26Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument
[East face, center:] Erected by the State of Maryland to commemorate the patriotism and heroic courage of her sons who on land and sea fought for the preservation of the Federal Union in the Civil War, 1861 - 1865. SCVTO . . . Map (db m18296) HM
27Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — William Henry Welch — 1850 - 1934
The medical institutions, 1884 - 1934Map (db m166975) HM
28Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the Class of 1917 and to all the Hopkins men who served their covntry in World War IMap (db m194804) WM
29Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Wyman Park
A place is what we make it. In 1898, William Wyman discussed plans with his cousin William Keyser to donate land to Johns Hopkins University and the city of Baltimore. Wyman recognized the need to support an advancing university in search of a . . . Map (db m166992) HM
30Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Wyman Park Dell — Welcome — Baltimore City Recreation & Parks —
About the Park Designed and built as a naturalized public park space during the period of 1911-1914, Wyman Park Dell is Baltimore's best remaining example of a fully realized park design by the esteemed Olmsted Brothers (Landscape . . . Map (db m166961) HM
31Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Wyman Park Dell — Welcome — Baltimore City Recreation & Parks —
About the Park Designed and built as a naturalized public park space during the period of 1911-1914, Wyman Park Dell is Baltimore's best remaining example of a fully realized park design by the esteemed Olmsted Brothers (Landscape . . . Map (db m194781) HM
32Maryland (Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Homewood — Wyman Quadrangle — Wm Wyman — 1825 - 1903 —
Named for William Wyman, who gave 60 acres of the Homewood estate to Johns Hopkins University in 1902. By deeding his portion of Homewood to the burgeoning university, Mr. Wyman sought to protect the land he loved from the encroachment of the . . . Map (db m166977) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022