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Historical Markers in Mount Vernon, Maryland

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1Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — 800-810 Cathedral Street Row Houses
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress.Map (db m101625) HM
2Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — A Monumental Honor Reported permanently removed
The Washington Monument is the first major public monument to George Washington. Originally, the Washington Monument was built so George Washington himself could stand on top of the column and look over one of America's great cities, and also keep . . . Map (db m7720) HM
3Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — A Monumental Mistake Reported permanently removed
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
4Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — A Place of Invention Reported permanently removed
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
5Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Asbury HouseMount Vernon Place Methodist Church — 10 E. Mount Vernon Place —
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m102349) HM
6Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Breaking Boundaries: Reverence, Renovation, and Rock and RollMount Vernon Cultural Walk
In the early 1950s, the 900 block of Tyson Street made national news for its dramatic transformation from a dilapidated street of falling down houses to a street framed by quaint pastel-colored homes. In 1948, City inspectors had condemned Tyson . . . Map (db m102864) HM
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7Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Building High Society: Captains of CommerceMount Vernon Cultural Walk
The upper part of the Mount Vernon neighborhood was once part of Belvedere, the country estate of Colonel John Eager Howard, a Revolutionary War hero, U.S. Senator, and Maryland Governor. His magnificent late 18th-century mansion stood on the . . . Map (db m102868) HM
8Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Celebrating Culture: The Heart of the City / Contributing to Society: Baltimore's Best AddressMount Vernon Cultural Walk
Celebrating Culture: The Heart of the City Mount Vernon Place celebrates Baltimore’s rich cultural heritage, offering an extraordinary array of historic architecture, monuments, sculpture and cultural Institutions. The Washington Monument . . . Map (db m170979) HM
9Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Chimney Corner Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Chimney Corner Building 1812 A.D.Map (db m6130) HM
10Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Contributing to Society: Baltimore's Best AddressMount Vernon Cultural Walk
In the mansions surrounding the Mount Vernon squares, prominent Baltimoreans made major political, artistic and cultural contributions to the world. One such person was John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870), who lived on the site of the Peabody . . . Map (db m62443) HM
11Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Craig Law Building
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12Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Educating Baltimore: Music, History and AcademiaMount Vernon Cultural Walk
Across Howard Street, Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876 as America’s first research university. The University attracted and trained some of the best minds of the 19th century: philosophers Josiah Royce and Charles Sanders Pierce; physician . . . Map (db m102805) HM
13Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Church held its first service an dedication in October of 1854. Fifty years thereafter, a series of architectural changes and additions began. The chancel was enlarged to provide choir seating and an organ. Above a marble altar, a . . . Map (db m183387) HM
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14Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, founded in 1981 was a rich history which started over 25 years ago when the organization began as a Model Cities Arts Program. The estate of James Hubert Blake, better known as . . . Map (db m102810) HM
15Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Exercising Freedom: Overcoming Racial and Religious BoundariesMount Vernon Cultural Walk
Contrary to Baltimore’s 19th century conservative appearance, Baltimoreans created progressive, diverse communities that expanded the nation’s racial and religious freedom. By the time of the Civil War, Baltimore had the largest free African . . . Map (db m102390) HM
16Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — First Unitarian Church
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17Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Francis Scott Key
Author of The Star Spangled Banner departed this life on the site of this building Jan. 11, 1843. “And this be our motto In God is our Trust” —KeyMap (db m5558) HM
18Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Freedom & Equality for All Reported permanently removed
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
19Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Garrett Jacobs Mansion7, 9 & 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place
The Garrett Jacobs Mansion is an architectural treasure that provides an historic window to Baltimore’s 19th century elegance. The mansion combines the work of two of America’s most distinguished architects: Stanford White and John Russell Pope. The . . . Map (db m62424) HM
20Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Grace and St. Peter's Church
Built for Grace Church in 1852, this was one of the first Gothic Revival churches in the South to use Connecticut brownstone. St. Peter's Church, founded in 1802, and Grace Church, founded in 1850, were united in 1912. This union is symbolized by . . . Map (db m6013) HM
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21Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — H. Irvine Keyser
This site and these buildings were presented to the Maryland Historical Society as a memorial to my husband H. Irvine Keyser of Baltimore. Obit May 7, 1916. A member of the Society 1873 to 1916.Map (db m2527) HM
22Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Hackerman House
Built in 1850, Hackerman House, formerly the Thomas-Jencks-Gladding Mansion, was given to the City of Baltimore by Willard and Lillian Hackerman in 1984 and conveyed to the Walters Art Museum by the Honorable William Donald Schaefer in 1985. . . . Map (db m6019) HM
23Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — In Full GloryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
At home in the city credited with helping to turn the tide for Americans in the War of 1812, the collections of the Maryland Historical Society preserve evidence of the people who live this history. The Center for Maryland History has the . . . Map (db m79842) HM
24Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — John Eager Howard
This park and sculpture commemorates Revolutionary War hero, benefactor and statesman John Eager Howard. Howard entered the Revolutionary Army at age 24, and soon gained military fame for his skillful and heroic use of the bayonet in the Battle . . . Map (db m5985) HM
25Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — King Gambrinus, 1879
King Gambrinus originally stood in a niche above the door at John Frederick Wiessner and Sons’ Baltimore brewery. It is the earliest surviving zinc sculpture of this popular icon of the brewing industry in the United States. In the second . . . Map (db m60959) HM
26Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Lafayette Monument
La Fayette, immortal because a self-forgetful servant of justice and humanity. Beloved by all Americans because he acknowledged no duty more sacred than to fight for the freedom of his fellow men. —Woodrow . . . Map (db m2394) HM
27Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Maryland Historical Society
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state's oldest continuously operating cultural institution. Founded in 1844, it was first located in the Athenaeum at St. Paul and Saratoga Streets. In 1919 it moved to its current location on W. . . . Map (db m10249) HM
28Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Memorial To Edward Berge
As a memorial to his friend Edward Berge, this enlargement of his "Sea Urchin" by Henry Berge was presented to the City of Baltimore by Frederick R. Huber 1959. Completed 1961.Map (db m6979) HM
29Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Monument Place
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m131340) HM
30Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon Cultural District
Mount Vernon Cultural District provides an unequaled richness of cultural experience. Since the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857, Mount Vernon has enjoyed a continuing association with the arts. Nineteenth Century Philanthropist George . . . Map (db m168789) HM
31Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
[photo caption] The Washington Monument, Baltimore. This view of Mount Vernon Place, circa 1848, shows the home of Charles and Phoebe Key Howard ot the right of the monument. Conceived as a "Cathedral of Methodism" the Mount Vernon Place . . . Map (db m7948) HM
32Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Murnaghan House
Built in 1849, this house was the home of William T. Walters (1819-1894) and his son Henry Walters (1848-1931), successful Baltimore merchants and bankers and avid collectors of art. At his death, Henry Walters bequeathed this building, his . . . Map (db m6020) HM
33Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — On To YorktownWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route — National Historic Trail —
Our nation never had more at risk than it did in September 1781. The American Revolutionary War—the War for independence—had raged for nearly six years. More than 4,000 American and French troops, allied in their fight against the . . . Map (db m166497) HM
34Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — RevivalEst. 1929 — Mt. Vernon Place —
Hotel Revival stands in the historic district of Mount Vernon, a cultural hub and one of Baltimore's most iconic neighborhoods. Formerly a private mansion, 101 W. Monument St. was the house of John W. Garrett, founder of the B&O Railroad, . . . Map (db m131341) HM
35Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Roger B. Taney MonumentReconciling History — Baltimore's Confederate Monuments — Reported permanently removed
In 1836, Roger Brooke Taney became Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and served in this position until his death in 1864. In 1857, he wrote the Dred Scott decision, which stated that African American—enslaved and free--- were property and . . . Map (db m101624) HM
36Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Romance of a Romantic Reported permanently removed
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
37Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Samuel Shoemaker House
This imposing townhouse, built in 1853, was the home of Samuel Shoemaker, organizer of the Adams Express Company. The company that began in 1840 with one man and a satchel grew into a Goliath in the next few decades, serving every state and . . . Map (db m6015) HM
38Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — St. Ignatius Church
St. Ignatius Church opened August 15, 1856. Designed by Henry Hamilton Pittar and Louis L. Long, it was the second unit to be completed in the block-long complex that stretches from Madison to Monument Streets. In 1855, the porticoed central section . . . Map (db m6125) HM
39Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Standard Oil Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m131342) HM
40Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon
Baltimore’s wealthy not only created the rich architectural setting of Mount Vernon Place, but pioneered modern philanthropy. With the founding of the George Peabody Institute in 1857, George Peabody influenced many other wealthy Baltimoreans . . . Map (db m79854) HM
41Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Structures of Restriction Reported permanently removed
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
42Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The American Psychoanalytic Association
The American Psychoanalytic Association was founded at this site on May 9, 1911 by James J. Putnam, M.D., President; Ernest Jones, M.D., Secretary, and Drs. Trigant Burrow, Ralph C. Hamill, John T. MacCurdy, Adolf Meyer, G. Lane Taneyhill and G. . . . Map (db m6018) HM
43Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Axe and the Cherry Tree Reported permanently removed
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
44Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Enoch Pratt House
Enoch Pratt (1806-1896) moved to Baltimore in 1831 to launch a wholesale hardware business on South Charles Street. By 1851 he had invested in western Maryland coal mines and iron foundries in the Baltimore neighborhood of Canton. He made his own . . . Map (db m10250) HM
45Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore(Unitarian and Universalist)
Founded as the First Independent Church of Baltimore Maximilian Godefroy, Architect, 1817Map (db m5645) HM
46Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore(Universalist and Unitarian)
In 1817, when Baltimore Town boasted 60,000 inhabitants and Mount Vernon Place was still a forest, a group of leading citizens met in the home of Henry Payson "to form a religious society and build a church for Christians who are Unitarian and . . . Map (db m7168) HM
47Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Latrobe Building1912 - 1984
The Latrobe building was designed by Edward H. Glidden, a prominent Baltimore architect. The Latrobe name commemorates John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe, a respected attorney whose home formerly stood on this site. John Latrobe was a leader in an . . . Map (db m6014) HM
48Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Morison
The Morison is a pre-Civil War freestanding mansion constructed in 1852 as a private residence for Nathaniel Holmes Morison (1815-1890). In 1867, Morison became provost of the Peabody Institute. George Peabody, a Baltimore dry goods merchant . . . Map (db m183386) HM
49Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Peabody Conservatory
Established in 1857 by the philanthropist George Peabody, The Peabody Conservatory of Music was the first institution in America for the education of professional musicians. The list of those who have taught or studied here reads like a “Who’s . . . Map (db m2411) HM
50Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Peabody Institute and George Peabody LibraryThe Johns Hopkins University
Philanthropist George Peabody founded the Institute in 1857 as a cultural center for the city's residents. In addition to establishing the first academy of music in America, the Institute originally comprised a public library, a lecture series, and . . . Map (db m7950) HM
51Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Peabody Library
In 1857, George Peabody’s founding letter dedicated the Peabody Institute to the citizens of Baltimore in appreciation for their “kindness and hospitality.” The Massachusetts-born philanthropist eventually moved to London where he built . . . Map (db m2410) HM
52Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Professional Arts Building
Built 1927 as the Medical Arts Building Historically Renovated to Apartments 2009 A contributing property of the Mount Vernon Place Historic DistrictMap (db m183388) HM
53Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Revels
Erected circa 1844 by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Sold in 1847 to the First Presbyterian Church (now at the corner of Madison and Park). In 1850, assigned to the African American members of the church, who renamed it Madison Street Presbyterian . . . Map (db m71892) HM
54Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — The Severn Building
Designed by architect Charles E. Cassell and constructed it 1895. It was purchased by Caswell J. Caplan in 1976 and is still owned by his wife Constance and their children. The family is committed to maintaining and improving Mount Vernon; the park, . . . Map (db m95610) HM
55Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — To George Washington
To George Washington by the State of Maryland. Born 22 February 1732. Died 14 December 1799. To George Washington by the State of Maryland. Commander in Chief of the American Army, 15 June 1775. Commission resigned at Annapolis, 23 . . . Map (db m2391) HM
56Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Walters Art Museum
William T. Walters (1819-94) made his fortune in the liquor trade and in East Coast railroads. He assembled a splendid collection of 19th century European painting and Asian art. When William died, he bequeathed his collection to his son Henry . . . Map (db m145804) HM
57Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Washington Monument
The Washington Monument, constructed between 1815 and 1829, was the nation's first formal tribute to the leader of the United States. Following the custom of the day, the design was chosen in a competition and the cost defrayed by a public lottery. . . . Map (db m170980) HM
58Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — Welcome to the Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Placea National Historic Landmark District
Baltimore's Washington Monument is the first monument in the United States erected in memory of the country's founder, George Washington. The Monument was built by a private Board of Managers, who in 1809 petitioned the Maryland legislature to . . . Map (db m142377) HM
59Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — William H. Welch House
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