Kell's House - "Orangeville"

Temporary Headquarters with a Commanding View

After stopping at the home of Joseph Foard, British troops continued next to the country estate of Judge Thomas Kell (1772-1846) whose family also had departed for safety. Judge Thomas Kell (1772-1846) was a Judge on the Circuit Court and later served as Maryland Attorney General (1824-1831).

Lieutenant Kell’s estate of “Orangeville” was situated on a high knoll with a commanding view of Hampstead Hill situated at the present intersection of North Point Boulevard and Pulaski Highway. Here Colonel Brooke and Admiral Cockburn and their officer’s staff made temporary headquarters. Admiral Cockburn related, “I not know what kind of a hole Baltimore is in, for I can see the very eyes of the people and yet cannot do execution.”

Access Information:

The house was situated near the present intersection of North Point Boulevard and Pulaski Highway in the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood of Orangeville.

Street Address:

5424 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, MD 21205 [map]

Cite this Page:

Scott S. Sheads, “Kell's House - "Orangeville",” Battle of Baltimore, accessed December 17, 2018, http://www.battleofbaltimore.org/items/show/307.
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