Dickeyville's Historic Legacy

Dickeyville's Historic Legacy (HM3RB)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21207
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.756', W 76° 41.41'

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Dickeyville has been known by several other names - Tschudi, Franklinville, Wetheredville, Hillsdale - depending on who owned the grist, paper, or textile mills powered by the Gwynns Falls. Both the Wethereds and Dickeys ran their mill operations as a company village that provided housing, churches, schools, and a retail store in return for a stable labor force willing to accept low wages. In 1934 the entire complex of two mills and 81 houses was sold at auction. The village was restored as one of the earliest historic preservation districts in the area.

Former homes of textile workers on the eve of restoration, 1936.

Double houses, or duplexes, for textile workers and their families, 1920s.

Franklin Mills (below, which was converted from manufacturing paper to textiles, 1920s.
HM NumberHM3RB
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlacePark, Town
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:20pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354287 N 4352828
Decimal Degrees39.31260000, -76.69016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.756', W 76° 41.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 45.3600" N, 76° 41' 24.6000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?Yes
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1729-1799 Dickeyville Trail, Baltimore MD 21207, US
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