Plan map of Baltimore, Maryland (1827)

Plan of the city of Baltimore by Lucas in 1827

US40 #20 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (Plan Map, 1827)
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Date: 1827
Author: Lucas
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Source: Library of Congress
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I had a real good time last time I was in Baltimore, Maryland [gmap]. Walked around the harbor. Good times.

Nice city y'all got, there. Folks were friendly; women were pretty; and I liked that you could walk from y'alls downtown (where there's stuff to do) to nearby neighborhoods (where there's stuff to do). We ain't got that, here. Might never. We got a downtown laid out like we're expecting the huns to invade at any moment: huge swaths of no-man's land ringing it, where I guess the plan is to construct ramparts.

So Baltimore: from a resident of another of the vanishingly-small fraternity of U.S. Independent Cities: Yours is a fun town to visit, and I'm sorry everyone kept asking y'all about the Wire. It's a great show of course, but I can see how that must get aggravating.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Baltimore's history, check out the Maryland Historical Society's website.

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