This structure,built around 1808, was home to the Colvin family for several generations. In 1874 it served temporarily as the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, whose original building had burned. The Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital opened here . . . — — Map (db m61897) HM
Ship owner Isaac McKim built a house here in 1808. St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church bought the property in 1879 and built a large social hall beside the house, naming the complex Carroll Hall. Parish societies used the hall, but high rental . . . — — Map (db m102326) HM
The building's on the south side of this block have changed dramatically to meet the needs of an ever-changing city. First built a private homes, since the late 19th century they have housed community institution devoted to the spiritual, cultural, . . . — — Map (db m97356) HM
The Friends Meeting House is the oldest religious building in Baltimore. In 1781, the Patapsco Friends Meeting, formerly located on Harford Road two miles north of the Inner Harbor, moved to this site. In 1784 a group of Quakers established a school . . . — — Map (db m6282) HM
A survival from the 18th century, this house was built in the section of the city known as “Jonestown.”
Designed and built in the 1790’s in the Federal style, 9 North Front Street was once part of a neighborhood of merchants, . . . — — Map (db m2726) HM
Established 1784 by an act of the Maryland Legislature.
This living memorial is dedicated by the Department to all members, past and present. Who have served with honor, dedication, and loyalty. Many of whom have made the supreme . . . — — Map (db m2601) HM
Although the United States banned the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 1808, a domestic trade from the Upper South to the emerging cotton-growing regions of the Deep South thrived until the 1860's. Baltimore-based dealers supplied the trade, operating . . . — — Map (db m71935) HM
The B'nai Israel Synagogue, erected in 1876, is the longest actively-used synagoue in Baltimore. It was built by Congregation Chizuk Amuno ("Strengthening of the Faith"), whose members had seceded from the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in 1870 to . . . — — Map (db m7074) HM
On this site in 1787, Thomas Peters built the original brewery that he sold to Edward Johnson (Mayor of Baltimore, 1808-1814, 1822). It was during Johnson’s ownership of the brewery, and while serving as Mayor of the City of Baltimore in 1813, that . . . — — Map (db m102943) HM
Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), the last surviving, and only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, wintered here during the last twelve years of his life.
Built circa 1808, the mansion is the grandest . . . — — Map (db m3204) HM
The front of the Morton K. Blaustein City Life Exhibition Center is a unique example of recycling. The five cast-iron bays fronted a building at 218-226 S. Charles Street before it was demolished in 1976 to make way for Baltimore's Convention . . . — — Map (db m97333) HM
Archaeologists discovered a buried cistern two and one half feet below you. A cistern is a receptacle for holding water, especially rainwater.
In eighteenth-century Baltimore, water came from wells, creeks, and natural springs, which were found . . . — — Map (db m102929) HM
In 1813, Mary Pickersgill’s flag-making business was commissioned to sew a garrison flag and a smaller storm flag for Fort McHenry, Mary’s mother, daughter, nieces, and African American servants helped complete the task in about seven weeks. . . . — — Map (db m194611) HM
The landscape of Historic Jonestown reveals four centuries of American History. From 18th and 19th century landmarks to vestiges of an immigrant past, from signs of 20th ceentury decline to a bold 21st century rebirth, its streetscapes tell an . . . — — Map (db m108922) HM
On this site purchased in 1773,
the first permanent meeting house, a dwelling for the pastor and a school house were erected and a cemetery established for the First Baptist Church of Baltimore Town. The present and fourth building of the church is . . . — — Map (db m2599) HM
• Mayor in 1812 when the city prepared for war
with the British. Known as “Baltimore's War”, Johnson headed the Committee of Vigilance and Safety and rallied Baltimore's citizens for battle.
• The mayor was nearly killed while . . . — — Map (db m97280) HM
The Goldfield Hotel once stood at the corner of East Lexington and Colvin Streets. Joe Gans, a Baltimore native and the first African American boxing champion, owned the hotel and its nightclub, which was one of the earliest integrated clubs in . . . — — Map (db m40431) HM
The Lloyd Street Synagogue, dedicated in 1845, is the first synagogue erected in Maryland and the third oldest surviving synagogue in the United States. A simple, elegant building in the popular Greek Revival style, it was designed for the Baltimore . . . — — Map (db m7072) HM
Before Baltimore's public school system opened in 1829, education was the concern of charitable and religious organizations. An early leader in the education movement was the McKim Free School, established through a bequest of Quaker merchant . . . — — Map (db m7071) HM
Coming from their camp at White Marsh in the early afternoon of Wednesday, 12 September 1781, the First Brigade of French forces, consisting of the infantry regiments Bourbonnais and Royal Deux-Ponts marched into Baltimore on Pulaski Highway [US . . . — — Map (db m166667) HM
Built in 1828 by the Phoenix Shot Tower Company, this soaring 215 foot structure is the last remaining shot tower of the three that accented Baltimore’s skyline in the 19th century. Shot pellets used as ammunition for muskets was produced by . . . — — Map (db m2598) HM
For making shot. Molten lead, poured through a sieve at the top, dropped into a tank of water inside the base. Height 234 feet, 3 inches: diameter at base 40 feet, at top 20 feet. Owned by the City of Baltimore. — — Map (db m183385) HM
A two-story wing possibly a kitchen, extended off the back of the mansion. Activities in an early nineteenth-century kitchen and kitchen yard included cooking for the entire household, drawing water, heating water for laundry and personal use, . . . — — Map (db m102925) HM
St. Vincent de Paul Church is the oldest Catholic parish church in the city. The church was built in 1840-1841 to accommodate the growing Irish Catholic population east of the Jones Falls. Its gleaming white Georgian tower has long been recognized . . . — — Map (db m2600) HM
Third oldest Catholic Church in Baltimore. Noted for the rare purity of Georgian architecture. Cornerstone laid May 21, 1840 by Archbishop Eccleston and the bishops of the Fourth Provincial Council. Dedicated by Archbishop Eccleston November . . . — — Map (db m6301) HM
The Flag House was the home of Mary Pickersgill and the site where she sewed the Star-Spangled Banner.
Mary Pickersgill moved into the Flag House in 1807 with her mother, Rebecca Young, and her daughter Caroline, and set up a flag making shop.
. . . — — Map (db m2723) HM
In this house was made
The Star Spangled Banner
which floated over Fort McHenry
during its bombardment by the British
September 13th and 14th 1814
and which inspired
Francis Scott Key
to write his immortal poem . . . — — Map (db m96665) HM