Orpheus... Hero of Music and Poetry

Orpheus... Hero of Music and Poetry (HM152H)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.871', W 76° 34.899'

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In 1916 the Fine Arts Commission sponsored a national competition for a statue to honor Francis Scott Key and the defenders who protected Baltimore during the War of 1812. It chose "Orpheus" by Charles Niehaus.

America's involvement in World War I delayed the completion of the statue. Dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 1922, and originally placed in the middle of the entrance road, it was moved to its current location in 1962.

Orpheus and the surrounding grove of Flowering crabapple trees show the transformation of Fort McHenry from an active military base to a place of reflection and commemoration.

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For many years the Orpheus statue has served as the centerpiece for the annual commemoration of the Battle of Baltimore.

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HM NumberHM152H
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363550 N 4347323
Decimal Degrees39.26451667, -76.58165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.871', W 76° 34.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 52.26" N, 76° 34' 53.94" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Constellation Plaza, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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