The Peabody Library

The Peabody Library (HMXA)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.835', W 76° 36.916'

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In 1857, George Peabody's founding letter dedicated the Peabody Institute to the citizens of Baltimore in appreciation for their "kindness and hospitality." The Massachusetts-born philanthropist eventually moved to London where he built one of the largest mercantile houses in the world.

The Peabody Institute, according to George Peabody's charter, originally comprised a free public library, a lecture series, a conservatory of music, and an art collection. The Peabody Library building, which opened in 1878, was designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind, in collaboration with the first provost, Dr. Nathaniel H. Morison. Renowned for its striking architechtural interior, the Peabody Stack Room contains five tiers of ornamental cast iron balconies, which rise dramatically to the skylight 61 feet above the floor. The ironwork was created by the Barrett-Robbins Company foundry. The library reflects for the most part the scholarly interests of the nineteenth century.
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HM NumberHMXA
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Baltimore City Historical Markers series
Tags
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceSchool, Library
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Placed ByThe City of Baltimore, the Peabody Library of the Johns Hopkins University, sponsor, William Donald Schaefer, mayor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:10am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360714 N 4351007
Decimal Degrees39.29725000, -76.61526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.835', W 76° 36.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 50.1000" N, 76° 36' 54.9600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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