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Firefighter Memorial - OU0888

 Baltimore Monuments and Memorials

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 17.487' W 76° 36.553' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
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 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 28 July 2015
 Date Created: 28 July 2015
 Last Modified: 05 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU0888


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With all the discussion / controversy over the Confederate monuments in Baltimore, let me to to look more into Baltimore's various monuments and I found the website, Monument City Blog (MCB).  Per their site, "Monument City is a human-scale geotagging project. We’re riding our bikes around Baltimore City to document historical monuments, memorials and markers with GPS, photos and other first-person data."

I started with some the Confederate memorials that the city, but am now expanding to others.

This one is important to me since my dad was a retired DC firefighter.

Firefighter Memorial


Per the MCB, ...this monument reads upon the front face of the pedestal, “Gloria Victis,” or “Glory to the Vanquished.” Though this sculpture is by Frederic Wellington Ruckstull and was dedicated in February of 1903, Gloria Victis is also the title of a 1874 sculpture at the National Gallery in Washington, DC by artist Antonin Mercie commemorating France’s loss in the Franco-Prussian War. 
"The monument stands between Mt Royal Avenue proper, and Mt Royal Terrace, a parallel access street for residents of the Bolton Hill neighborhood. Nearby stand several buildings of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. The sculpture is composed of two figures: the allegorical figure of Glory with wings outstretched, who holds aloft a laurel wreath in one hand, and in the other supports a soldier whose strength is failing him. His flag is lowered and he seems near defeat.

Per the MCB...This monument dates from 1990 and is by artist Tylden Streett, who taught for a time at the Maryland Institute College of Art and was also responsible for the statue of Capt. John O’Donnell in Canton Square. The monument is dedicated to all members of the Baltimore City Fire Department, past, present and future. Erected by the Baltimore City Firefighter’s Monument Committee, the statue cost some $150,000, much of which was raised by private donations.

The statue stands at the north-east corner of War Memorial Plaza, outside of the plaza proper. A sister memorial to Baltimore City’s police lies just to the east across the terminus of the highway, within view of the Shot Tower.

Logging Requirements: 

1. Visit the site in person.

2. Post a respectful photo of your and / or your GPS at any portion of the monument.

3. Log Password - When facing the monument, there is a plaque on the side of the building facing Lexington Street.  There is a map on it.  What is the original name of the road that horizontally bisects the map?  


I also created a few new Sighter locations in the area.

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1 01 August 2015 sfcchaz Found it

Well, I had dome free time this afternoon, so I decided to grab the new OCNA caches in Baltimore thanks to DudleyGrunt.FTFat 4:45 PM. I parked about 200 feet from this one south of the intersection of Gay and Lexington and walked to the three newest ones with no difficulty. TFTC
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