—Present Day Baltimore Museum of Industry —The Baltimore Museum of Industry is housed in Landra Beach Platt's 19th century oyster, fruit and vegetable cannery. Platt and Company built this facility in 1865 along the waterfront of Baltimore's industrial community of Locust Point. In the years after the Civil War, canning was a big business. In particular there was a high demand for Chesapeake Bay oysters. By 1880, the canning industry in Baltimore was processing over $10,000,000 of goods and employed close to 30,000 workers. Of the many canneries in operation, Platt's was one of the largest and most modern. This facility encompassed much of what is now the campus of the BMI, from present day Key Highway to the water, where boats were unloaded with oysters as well as fruits and vegetables to be canned.
|Placed By||The Baltimore Museum of Industry|
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|Date Added||Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361892 N 4348406|
|Decimal Degrees||39.27401667, -76.60108333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.441', W 76° 36.065'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 26.46" N, 76° 36' 3.8999999999999" W|
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