Incredible 1846 Photo of Battle Monument

This fascinating old photo from 1846 shows the Battle Monument on North Calvert. It was taken by John Plumbe who also took this incredible photo of the White House, the earliest known photo of the President’s Mansion.

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Monument commemorating the Battle of North Point, Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland (1846)
Monument commemorating the Battle of North Point, Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland (1846)

Source: Library of Congress

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • LtownAnne

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been by the Battle Monument, so I’m trying to orient myself in this picture. What would those houses(?) on the right be now?

    • Baltimorebottles

      The photographer is standing on the south west corner of Fayette and Calvert streets.