First Washington Monument


Revolutionary War Image

The very first memorial to President George Washington was erected in Baltimore, Maryland and now stands in Mount Vernon Square. I remember it well from my high school days, as it stood at the top of Howard Street as I was walking to Western High School.

The 160 foot white marble tower was completed on July 4th, 1829. It depicts General Washington in 1783, as he resigned his commission from the Continental Army at the statehouse in Annapolis, Maryland. The tower was designed by Robert Mills, the new nation’s first American-born and American-educated architect, who nineteen years later, designed the most famous Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

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The image, Baltimore – Mt Vernon: Four Garden Squares and Washington Monument, is subject to copyright by wallyg. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.(20)

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