Carroll Park

Carroll Park (HMRR8)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.555', W 76° 38.525'

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Baltimore's Park Commission purchased portions of the Mount Clare estate between 1890 and 1907 to provide a large landscaped park for the city's southwestern neighborhoods. The Olmsted Brothers firm helped the city develop plans to protect the historic house and to provide grounds for passive and active recreation. A protest by African Americans that they were barred from city golf facilities led to a decision in 1934 to designate certain days for their use at the golf course here. The city finally ended its golf course segregation policy in 1951 and extended that change to all Baltimore park facilities in 1955.

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Streetcar at Carroll Park Barns, 1939 (now Maryland Transit Administration Bus Maintenance Facility).

In 1924, the city sold lands "unsuitable for park purposes" to the Montgomery Ward Co. which built a distribution center and retail store. The structure was reopened as an office building in 2002 with energy and water conservation innovations. (Images provided by Enoch Pratt Free Library and Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland.)
HM NumberHMRR8
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
Historical Period18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, Civil War
Historical PlaceHome, Park
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358359 N 4348681
Decimal Degrees39.27591667, -76.64208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.555', W 76° 38.525'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 33.3000" N, 76° 38' 31.5000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 301
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1768-1784 Washington Blvd, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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