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Monument: Battle

Engineer / Architect: Maximilien Godefroy
Location: Calvert Street, between East Fayette and East Lexington Streets
Baltimore, MD
Year Built: 1815-25
Structural Form: masonry tower
Historical Details: The Battle Monument was built to celebrate the sacrifice of the soldiers who died defending Baltimore against the British during the War of 1812. The Battle Monument, together with the Washington Monument prompted John Quincy Adams to name Baltimore "the Monumental City".
Technical Details: N/A
Image Source(s): Rachel Sangree
References: J. Dorsey and J.D. Dilts, A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Third Edition), Tidewater Publishers, Centreville, MD (1997), p. 144;
M.E Hayward and F.R. Shivers, Jr., the Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (2004), p. 80.

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