Baltimore Cemetery Gatehouse - Baltimore MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 18.756 W 076° 34.932
18S E 363595 N 4352660
Quick Description: Baltimore Cemetery has an outstanding gatehouse entrance in the form of an entrance to a Medieval Castle.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2021 6:45:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM13QA0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
The Baltimore Cemetery was created in 1850. Its boundaries extended from Sinclair Lane on the north almost to Federal Street on the south and from North Rose Street on the west to Edison Street (formerly Loney's Lane) on the east. The site comprised 100 acres (Wilson 1991:26). An act of the state legislature passed in 1849 incorporated the Baltimore Cemetery Company and in 1851 Baltimore City approved the establishment of the cemetery within the city boundaries. At the time it was created, a portion of the cemetery north of North Avenue extended into what was then Baltimore County.

The cemetery's entrance prominently sits atop a slight rise, thus making the Gothic gatehouse a focal point in the neighborhood. Constructed of ashlar stone, the gatehouse is characterized by two octagonal, two-story towers between which is a central entrance. The entrance tower is defined by a monumental drop arch, which is flanked on either side by similar smaller arches. One, single-hung, four-light window is found at the first floor of the octagonal towers. Second floor windows consist of three, single-hung, four-light windows which are narrower than those found at the first floor. All windows are recessed. A crenellated roof is found on all three towers. The wall that defines the boundaries of the cemetery exhibits similar stonework.
From the NRHP Registration Form, Section 7 Page 21

From their website in part:
"The caring funeral service directors at Baltimore Cemetery Company provide specialized funeral solutions designed to satisfy the needs of each family. The funeral director will certainly guide you through all aspects of the program; including funeral flowers, casket choices, suitable music selection, and local accommodations. The professional, dedicated staff can assist you in making funeral service service agreements, funeral planning, and assist you through cremation options. Trust is their top concern plus they specialize in tradition funerals, basic cremation, grief support, urn selection, and military funeral service services which includes offering veteran burial flags."
Year: 1850

2500 E. North Ave. Baltimore MD 21213

Link to Church or Cemetery: Not listed

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