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Baltimore’s 1880 Sesquicentennial Obelisk

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The 150 year anniversary of Charm City was held in 1880. Not to be confused with the city’s incorporation, which took place in 1797, the celebration marked the 1730 founding of Baltimore Town. The Sesquicentennial featured an obelisk at the corner of Howard, Lombard and Liberty Streets. The temporary monument was constructed out of wood and covered with plaster adorned with Egyptian hieroglyphics, according to the Tormey family website.

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May 17th, 2009 at 6:39 am

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