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Rembrandt Peale, founder of the Gas and Light Company of Baltimore (now Baltimore Gas and Electric Company), was a famous portrait painter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He had a unique and groundbreaking connection to Baltimore.
In 1816, to …
In 1836, Roger Brooke Taney became Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and served in this position until his death in 1864. In 1857, he wrote the Dred Scott decision, which stated that African American—enslaved and free—- were prop…
Rising ten stories in the heart of the city's judiciary district, the Lenore not only exhibits impressive architecture but is also linked to the nation's banking history. Now an apartment building, the Lenore was once home to the Baltimore Branch …
First Synagogue erected in Maryland
Dedicated September 26, 1845
Restored by Jewish Historical Society of Maryland
As a historic shrine, November 8, 1964
Awarded by the City of Baltimore, Theodore McKeldin Mayor, 1964
Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.
In recognition of his efforts in the development of Flag House Park, the construction of a Flag House Museum and the restoration and rehabilitation of the original Flag House.
The building's on the south side of this block have changed dramatically to meet the needs of an ever-changing city. First built a private homes, since the late 19th century they have housed community institution devoted to the spiritual, cultural…
The front of the Morton K. Blaustein City Life Exhibition Center is a unique example of recycling. The five cast-iron bays fronted a building at 218-226 S. Charles Street before it was demolished in 1976 to make way for Baltimore's Convention Cent…
Coming from their camp at White Marsh in the early afternoon of Wednesday, 12 September 1781, the First Brigade of French forces, consisting of the infantry regiments Bourbonnais and Royal Deux-Ponts marched into Baltimore on Pulaski Highway [US R…
· Mayor in 1812 when the city prepared for war
with the British. Known as "Baltimore's War", Johnson headed the Committee of Vigilance and Safety and rallied Baltimore's citizens for battle.
· The mayor was nearly …
In this house was made
The Star Spangled Banner
which floated over Fort McHenry
during its bombardment by the British
September 13th and 14th 1814
and which inspired
Francis Scott Key
to write his immortal poem