Shot Tower Park - Baltimore, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 17.427 W 076° 36.350
18S E 361514 N 4350238
Quick Description: This park gets its name from the Phoenix Shot Tower which looms over this public green space. Also in this park is a huge policeman memorial, an abstract public sculpture, a few nice figurative sculptures, benches and a 218 year old NRHP home.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2008 9:09:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM47T9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 15

Long Description:
There is a semi-circular walkway which runs around the perimeter of the memorial. Inset in the brick pathway you will periodically find medallions, which in various languages, read Heritage Walk.

There are two National Register of Historic Places, the first is the Shot Tower and the second is the house at 9 North Front Street. The house is a Federal-Style home built during colonial times. Also, in the area are several interpretive displays which tell the story of the area and the formation of the park as it stands today.

When the town purchased the house at 9 North Front Street in 1971, it was to add to the newly developed Shot Tower Park.

One word of caution, I observed some shady characters early Sunday morning parading around, loitering here and there and generally just being suspicious. A couple of panhandlers approached me and I turned and left abruptly for my car.
Name: Shot Tower Park

Street Location: South President Street

Local Municipality: Baltimore

State/Province, etc.: Maryland

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: This park commemorates an object

Date Established: 1972

Picnic Facilities: -None-

Recreational Facilities:
Small walking path, benches, lots of landscaping


Monuments/Statues: Three Policeman Statues, Policeman Memorial

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Abstract Sculpture

Traditional Geocaches:
-None-


Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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