Historic Canton

Historic Canton (HMXR)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21224
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.814', W 76° 34.45'

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Through the efforts of the Canton Improvement Association this old and densely populated ethnic neighborhood was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The two-story red brick row houses are especially noteworthy for their hand painted screens, white marble steps and occasional movable wooden steps. The U.S. Frigate Constellation, now in the Inner Harbor was launched in 1797 at Major Stodder's shipyard on Harris Creek. The Canton Ironworks rolled the armor plates for the U.S.S. Monitor in the 1860's. The Canton Company was involved in the building of the first American locomotive, The Tom Thumb. The first Whig Convention was held at the Canton Race Track on May 4 1840 when Henry Clay and Daniel Webster spoke and William Henry Harrison was nominated for president.
Placed ByThe Canton Improvement Association and Maryland Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 364226 N 4349056
Decimal Degrees39.28023333, -76.57416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.814', W 76° 34.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 48.84" N, 76° 34' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1025 S Potomac St, Baltimore MD 21224, US
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