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During the summer of 1813 several shore fortifications were under construction contiguous to Fort McHenry as precautionary defenses to the west of Fort McHenry guarding the Ferry Branch approach to Baltimore. Among these was Fort Covington named for…

“I deem it absolutely necessary top erect a small Battery, south of the [powder] Magazine on the [Patapsco] river bank. It mounted six 18-pounder French naval guns behind a four foot high breastwork with a powder magazine in the rear covered…

Like many historical events, myths and legends have their own unique place in the documented stories providing a time line of events along with the documented main events. The Battle of North Point has too its' own share of stories that have made…

After leaving behind the Buzzard Rock, you arrive at the Patterson Viaduct, the massive and noble stone structure by which the road crosses the Patapsco. It rises about forty-three feet from its foundation, and has four arches; two of fifty-four feet…

The fountain thus designated is composed of several springs collected together, which anciently flowed from beneath the brow of the precipice that overhung Jones' Falls, when the latter stream retained its original direction and passed over what is…

This society is a charitable one, veiling itself under the mystery of peculiar forms of initiation of its members. It occupies a very neat and appropriate building in North Gay street near the Shot Tower. Excerpted from John H.B. Latrobe, Jr.,…

Male School, No. 1, corner of Fayette and Green streets. This beautiful building has been recently erected after a design furnished by the late Wm. F. Small, which is remarkable for the taste of its design, and the excellence of its internal…

Leaving the Depot at the head of Pratt street, the road passes by a high and extensive embankment over the ravine of Carroll's branch and enters the cut in Carroll's woods at the end of the first mile; thence by a short but lofty embankment and…

German Reformed Church. This church is situated in Second street, between Gay and Belvidere streets, and is built after the usual barn-like fashion of places of public worship of its day, with the exception of its steeple, that is really both tall,…

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