Archive for November, 2009
This fountain is located at Port Discovery in downtown Charm City. The fountain was donated in 1906 by General Alfred E. Booth, one of Baltimore’s prominent businessmen during the 19th century. It resembles the SPCA drinking fountain that once stood in Monument Square next to the Battle Monument. There are two markers placed nearby that are identical in style but commemorate different events. One memorializes the commission of Centre Market and the other summarizes the Great Fire of 1904.
The Fell Family Cemetery is found in Fells Point on the slight Shakespeare Street. Set between two narrow rowhouses, the memorial honors the founder of Fells Point, William Fell and his family. In 1730, impressed by the port’s proximity to lush forests, Fell settled the waterfront property. By the 1760′s William’s son Edward began plotting roads and selling lots as the area’s ship-building industry flourished. The growing business district incorporated with Jones Town and Baltimore Town in 1797, creating Baltimore City.
The sarcophagus marks where four members of the Fell family, (brothers William and Edward and their two sons) are buried. The graveyard is a frequent stop for local ghost tours as a well-dressed apparition is said to haunt the unique Fells Point location. Once known as Bond Cemetery, the historic landmark is now referred to as the Fell Family Cemetery.