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Baltimore's best known and tallest monument has to be the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. Located at the intersection of North Charles Street and Monument Street, the monument can be seen for miles around. But Baltimore has plenty other "lesser known" monuments around town, which we would like to present to you as well...
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When Baltimore's Washington Monument was first constructed, it was built on land offered on the crest of a tree covered hill, owned by Col. John Eager Howard. The corner stone was laid in July 1815, and in that corner stone were placed, among other things,  a copper plate with inscriptions, and a sealed bottle with the likeness of George Washington, his valedictory address and several old papers. The monument wasn't actually completed until 1829.
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   When the monument was first put up, people were afraid to built homes in the area, fearing that the monument was unstable and would come crashing down on their homes, due to it's height. Up to the mid-1880's, there had been a few actual suicides from the top of the monument, as people jumped from the top to their deaths. I believe the very first water drinking fountain was actually located in Mount Vernon Park.

Washington Monument
Mt Vernon , Baltimore City
Charles Street  & Monument Street


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Washington Monument Baltimore Maryland
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Baltimore's Washington Monument   
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.............................Baltimore's Washingotn Monument Mount Vernon Baltimore  





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Baltimore's Washington Monument
.........................Old Postcard View of Baltimore's Washington Monument
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Battle Monument
Calvert and Fayette Streets
Downtown Baltimore City

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Baltimore's battle Monument
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..................................Baltimore's Battle Monument
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  The Battle Monument was built in honor of those who fought in the War of 1812, and the British attack on Baltimore ( 1814 ) . The second image below shows the Battle Monument before the City Circuit Courthouse was built. 
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......................Battle Monument Baltimore
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Fallsway Monument
Fallsway Avenue and Chase Street

..................................................Fallsway Monument Baltimore
  Before the JFX expressway came along in the 1960's,  it was The Fallsway that was covering up the stream known as the Jones Falls, on the bottom end where the expressway today curves around ( just south of Chase Street ). Baltimore had a massive road & sewer project back in the 1920's known as the Fallsway, which included a curvy roadway, with part of the roadway still existing today along side of the Expressway. When it was built, a monument was erected on the northern part of the road. While Fallsway is little more than a smaller downtown street today, the monument still stands today. The image on the ( right below ) is located southeast of the monument, next to Central Bookings, at Monument Street. Directly below, the way the Fallsway was envisioned in 1911.

..............Baltimore Fallsway plans
...........................Fallsway Monument Baltimore
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Francis Scott Key Monument
Eutaw Place and Lanvale Streets


    Eutaw Place in the 1920's was a boulevard
which had gardens in the center and large row houses on each side. At the intersection of Eutaw and Lanvale Streets, the Francis Scott Key Monument stands.

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Indian Monument - Clifton Park
" On The Trail " by Edward Berge  -  circa 1900's


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    Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched ?  Deep inside Baltimore's Clifton golf course, you can find the statue of a Indian looking out of the bushes. This monument can be found just off of Belair Road, inside of the Lake Clifton Golf Course.




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Reese Monument - Eastern High School
 


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......Reese Monument Baltimore
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...For years, not far from" On The Trail "  Monument, the Reese Monument sat in front of Lake Clifton High School. The monument had been located in front of Eastern High School (the 33rd Street school) for years before it was moved to it's new location at Lake Clifton.  The monument was moved back to the old Eastern High School on 33rd Street in September 2009, as seen in the bottom image. The two black and white images below are from the Eastern High School Yearbook Echo, showing the Reese Monument in the years 1957 and 1959.
 

.................Reese Monument , Baltimore 1957
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Martin Luther Monument Baltimore
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Martin Luther Monument
Hillen and 33rd Street - SE Corner
Northeast Baltimore City , Maryland



     
Located in a small park just south of Lake Montebello, a monument of Martin Luther stands, after being moved from Druid Hill Park, as a result of the building of the Jones Falls Expressway , as seen in the postcard below.

..Martin Luther Monument Baltimore
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Armistead Monument (  Circa 1828-1882 )
Federal Hill Park
South Baltimore City

 Located in Federal Hill, The Armistead Monument can be seen at the right in this turn of the century postcard.  The tower seen behind the Monument has long since been torn down, which had been used to signal that ships were coming into port.
 

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Baltimore's Armistead Monument


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....Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument Baltimore ....

Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument
29th and North Charles Street  ( Charles and Wyman Park )

   Erected in 1909, this monument can be found on the Northwest corner of Charles Streets and 29th Street .
It also used to be in Druid Hill Park, before the building of the Jones Falls Expressway.


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.....Baltimore's Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument
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Lee - Jackson Monument   ( Circa 1948 )
Civil War Monument
Wyman Park Drive and Art Museum Drive
Baltimore City, Maryland

   Located on the Southeast corner of Wyman Park Drive and Art Museum Drive.


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Confederate Women's Monument
Civil War Monument
North Charles Street and University Parkway
North Baltimore City, Maryland
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Women's Conferderate Monument Baltimore

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Women's Confederate monument Baltimore

Wells  & McComas Monument
War of 1812 Monument
Monument Street and Aisquith Street

The area around monument is also known as Ashland Park. Built within, are the remains of Wells and McComas, who were moved from Greenmount Cemetery to the monument in in the mid 1850's.




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.....................Old Postcard View - Wells McComas Monument - East Baltimore City
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Columbus Monument
Harford Road and Walther Blvd
Northeast Baltimore City



 The Columbus Monument can be seen in the postcard below on the campus of the Samuel Ready School, on the Northeast corner of Harford Road and North Avenue. That campus was razed years ago for a Sears Store and public government buildings,  and the monument was moved to the Hamilton Section of Baltimore. From what I can gather, the old Ready School and Columbus Monument actually faced North Avenue and was torn down for the Social Services parking lot built years ago. The Columbus Monument was just off of the 1400 block of East North Avenue, near Bond Street.





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Columbis Monument Baltimore
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.........................Pulaski Monument Baltimore City 2007
Pulaski Monument
 
( Circa 1951 )
Revolutionary War

Patterson Park
Southeast Baltimore City , Maryland


     


Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Mt Royal Avenue just south of West North Avenue







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Soldier's and Sailor's Monument Baltimore
       
.........................Mt Royal Solders and Sailors Monument Baltimore
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.......................................Mt Royal Avenue Confederate monument


War Monuments

All around Baltimore, there are War Monuments for the wars over the years. Many of the older neighborhoods have memorials for those who served and were lost in World War I and World War II, as well as the Spanish American War and the Korean War. Below, see how many of these monuments we have found so far, and please, if you see one missing, let just know....

   Below, Baltimore's War Memorial Building, located at Gay and Lexington Streets, right across from Baltimore's City Hall. The land was donated in 1920 by the City to honor those who served in War World I. The building was completed in 1925, and remains to this day as one of the more interesting buildings in downtown Baltimore.
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and Below : War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore Maryland.

....................Baltimore's War Memorial
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World War I  :   There are several World War I Monuments still located in Baltimore that I have found. The image directly below is a monument located in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore. The markers below that are located in Druid Hill Park, just north of the entrance to the Baltimore Zoo.
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..........WW 1 tree monument Baltimore Druid Hill Park

............WW 1 Druid Hill Park monument Baltimore
.............................................................World War One Monument Carroll Park Baltimore
.............................................................................Baltimore Hamilton Monument to WW 1
   One of the interesting things about locating these monuments is that you can find them almost anywhere, and there is little guide as to where to find them. A good example is the tablet you see above, found on the north side of the bank building on the Northeast corner of Harford Road and Hamilton Avenue, this tablet can be found honoring the war dead for World War One from the Parkville and Carney Area. I actually noticed it while sitting at a red light on Hamilton Avenue, and had never noticed it or heard of it before that.
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..................................................................Hammann - Costin Monument - Howard Street & Preston Streets

World War II :
        In the late 1940's, Baltimore City had over 50 monuments to World War II service men. The first was dedicated on April, 25 1943 at the intersection of Payson Street and Ramsey Street in Southwest Baltimore. The granite Monument has a flagpole on one side of the plot, and was in honor of men in that area who had served or been lost in the War . That monument still stands and can be seen below.
 
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Nearby at the intersection of Wilkens and Gilmor, a 10' tall monument was erected and dedicated on June 17, 1945. This monument was made out of Indiana Limestone.  ( Below )
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At the intersection of  Frederick Road and Brunswick Street, there had been a plot of land which was to serve as a monument, but that was torn down in the late 1940's. It was replaced by a monument , a 8' tall granite shaft, honoring Southwest Baltimore Citizens who served or died in WWII. That monument was dedicated on April 28, 1948, in Gywnn Falls Park, at the Dukeland Street entrance of the park, which can be seen a photo below.
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      The West Baltimore Post 476 VFW at 2550 McHenry Street converted the old Leydecker Mansion into a " living memorial " to the War's Dead. A recent check of that address finds a " modern apartment building " now on that site. 


...............Govans Baltimore WWII Monument
.......... Baltimore's Govans WWII Monument - Thomas Paul Photos 2007

..............Govans WWII Monument
Above  , the Govans Monument to W.W. II , located at the intersection of York Road and Bellona Avenue ( on the triangle, northwest corner ) . Erected in 1947, to those in the Govans neighborhood who died fighting War World II.  York Road and Bellona Avenue in Northern Baltimore City, 5 bronze plaques were put up and dedicated in July 1947,  with the names of soldiers from the Govans Area.
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 In Wyman Park, just across from the old Marine Hospital ,( right  )  a monument  was dedicated on September 30, 1945, for those servicemen from the Remington-Wyman Section of Baltimore City. It was constructed out of Butler's Stone, which was brought in from Baltimore County.


     

..........................Wyman park WWII Monument Baltimore

Weldon Avenue and Falls Road ( Weldon Circle )

....................................................Weldon Place Monument WWII Baltimore

Sientz Field in Irvington
World War II Monument


   
Located on Frederick Road in Irvington, just across the street from the old Irvington Theatre, and a little to the West.

Monument _WWII Irvington Baltimore

1315 Poplar Grove - ( Marble Tablets )

   Not quite in the best shape, this monument is located in a rougher area of Baltimore. I believe this monument was the eastern end of Ellicott Driveway, a once popular scenic drive through Leakin Park. There is another stone tower identical to this one on Frederick Road, also in poor condition.


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Ellicott Drive Poplar Grove Monument

Keswick and 33rd Streets.


   On the southeast corner of Keswick Road at 33rd Street , you can find the monument for WWII soldiers who were killed in WWII. The monument is located on  Keswick Road and follows out to a City Park as you walk East.

Keswick and 33rd Baltimore WWII Baltimore monument
Esskay Park
   Believed to have been in a small park near the Esskay Meat Company building in East Baltimore City, and the building was torn down a few years back. Sorry for the fuzzy picture, but at this point, it's all I can find. I am looking for more details, and a better picture. The monument was put up by Esskay in honor of those employees who fought in World War II and lost their lives.

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....................................Edison Highway WW2 monument Baltimore
The World War II Monument located on the corner of Edison Highway and Monument Street , in East Baltimore.  The monument can be found by the flag pole next to it.
.............................forgotten Wolfe Street WW2 monument Baltimore
......The  condition of this monument in East Baltimore ( above )  on Wolfe Street,  on the southwest corner of Clifton Park is in sad shape. The nameplate that once listed the names of those lost is missing and the monument sits on the corner, and appears to have been forgotten.
.....................Wilkens Avenue Monument Baltimore
......Monument to the left can be found in the park near Wilkens Avenue, and across the street from the Southwestern Police District House on Font Hill.

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Essex Maryland War World II Memorial
........................................Right , a War World II Memorial located in Essex Maryland, on Eastern Avenue.
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Still Looking for :

34th And Roland Avenue
I have  been advised it was taken down.
Falls Road and Roosevelt Park
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Park Heights and Belvedere
I've been by this location several times. Anyone know where it might be ?
Still Asking -  Seems the corner is a bus corner now. 


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In working on the Kilduff's website, I've gone through hundreds of old Baltimore area high school and college yearbooks, and just about every book had the above tribute for Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. While not a monument of stone as seen elsewhere on this page, it is certainly a monument for which we must make mention.
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  .......................................................Monument for all Wars, for those lost from Brooklyn, Fairfield and Curtis Bay.
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....................................................................Another found further south in Baltimore for those lost in Curtis Bay

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.....While the Kilduff's Website only focuses on Baltimore before 1950 ( for the most part ) , we had to show the tribute for those lost in the Vietnam War  and the Monument in their Honor just south of the Hanover Street Bridge.
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.......Old Homes week Baltimore 1907 ................O Donnell Monument Baltimore


........Elk Monument Baltimore
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Old Home Week Monument - 1907.....O'Donnell Monument - Canton - Baltimore...............Elk Monument Monument , Baltimore ?

..........................................Baltimore's Hopkins Monument 1955
........Hopkins Monument, Baltimore 1955, being moved from Charles and 34th to Charles and 33rd, and off the roadway. The monument apparently was the cause of numerous auto accidents.
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.........Hopkins Monument late 1930's Baltimore

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Key Monument - Fort McHenry - Baltimore Maryland 2011
.......John Howard Monument Baltimore
..........................................All current photos taken by Thomas Paul of Kilduffs.com between 2005 and 2013

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