Few names conjure up as much respect, admiration or praise as that of Frederick Douglass. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Preservation Maryland is proud to remember the contributions of one the state’s most famous citizens.
Abraham Lincoln made many visits and stops in Maryland over the course of his presidency and broader political career, but perhaps none are as photographically iconic as his trip to the Maryland countryside in October of 1862.
Located at the base of the I.M. Pei-designed World Trade Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Maryland 9/11 Memorial, which was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, stands as a stark and vivid reminder of one of our nation’s darkest days.
9/11 Memorial of Maryland in Baltimore. Photo from Ziger/Snead Architects.
According to the Maryland State Art Council, “The Memorial’s focal point is an artifact from the Twin Towers, selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission on Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, is the centerpiece of the Memorial.”
After a national search, the Baltimore architecture firm Ziger/Snead was selected to lead the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland design.
Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.