Ruscombe - Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 20.963 W 076° 39.433
18S E 357202 N 4356858
Quick Description: “Ruscombe” (meaning brown hill) was built in 1866 by James Wood Tyson. By the 1860’s, the Tyson dynasty, long one of Baltimore’s pre-eminent Quaker and industrialist families, controlled the world’s production of chromite.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2020 11:36:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM11Z4D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
“Ruscombe” (meaning brown hill) was built in 1866 by James Wood Tyson, the younger brother of Jesse Tyson who built the nearby Cylburn Mansion. By the 1860’s, the Tyson dynasty, long one of Baltimore’s pre-eminent Quaker and industrialist families, controlled the world’s production of chromite. Designed by the notable Baltimore architect George Frederick, Ruscombe was sold in 1887 to John V. LeMoyne, a lawyer from Chicago. In 1948 the house and land was sold to Bais Yaakov School for Girls. A fire gutted the front section and attic in 1955. Baltimore City acquired the site in 1973 as part of the Coldspring Newtown development, and rented the building to the Waldorf School. The Azola family purchased and restored the building for commercial use in 2007, and listed Ruscombe on the National Register of Historic Places.
Group that erected the marker: The Azola Family

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
4901 Spring Garden Drive
Baltimore, MD USA
21209


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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