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Monument: Washington

Engineer / Architect: Robert Mills
Location: Washington Place and Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD
Year Built: 1815-29
Structural Form: Tower; masonry
Historical Details: Mills won the design competition to build the first monument dedicated to General Washington. At the time of its construction, this area was north of Baltimore and known as Howard's Park. Consequently, the tower helped shape the Mount Vernon neighborhood as it is known today.
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. 115;
M.E Hayward and F.R. Shivers, Jr., the Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (2004), p. 81.