The Monument City project began with a curiosity for the multitude of public memorials in Baltimore. As a resident of Charles Village I’m surrounded by public statuary including nine examples on or near Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus. The initial goal was to photograph Charm City’s memorials and add them to Flickr, Panoramio and this blog with detailed GPS and background information. As the process carried on I began learning about the history and design of our incredibly unique city. Research led to more research and continues indefinitely.
The Monument City Blog is constantly changing. Each time I take a new photograph or find an interesting piece of data I update the pertinent post, page or picture. The scope of the website has grown considerably over the last few years adding focus to Druid Hill Park, Green Mount Cemetery, The Peale Museum, local artists and beyond. Monument City aims to keep Baltimore history relevant by providing a modern platform for its presentation.