Gwynns Falls TrailSwimming pools and a basketball court were once located on the floodplain here along the Gwynns Falls. Now, trees stabilize the stream banks to help reduce erosion during periodic floods and restore the stream's health. The basketball court was moved to higher ground. Nearby Wilkens Avenue is named for William Wilkens, a German-born entrepreneur who build a large factory complex in 1845 to the east where the Westside Shopping Center is located. His factory, which processed hair from slaughterhouses, often discarded waste into the stream eventually flowing to the Chesapeake Bay.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 356597 N 4348852|
|Decimal Degrees||39.27716667, -76.66253333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.63', W 76° 39.752'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 37.8" N, 76° 39' 45.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 531-599 Hurley Ave, Baltimore MD 21223, US|
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