a National Historic Landmark DistrictBaltimore'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 hold a private lottery to raise $100,000 to fund its construction. Designed by American architect Robert Mills, the Monument was begun on July 4, 1815 and the column proper was largely complete by the early 1820s. In 1829, the statue of George Washington, by Italian sculptor Enrico Causici, was raised to the top. It represents Washington resigning his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, an act which took place in the Maryland State House in 1783.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360719 N 4351055|
|Decimal Degrees||39.29768333, -76.61521667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.861', W 76° 36.913'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 51.66" N, 76° 36' 54.78" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
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