Imagine Baltimore is about to be invaded. You rally with your neighbors in order to protect your city and homes; the invasion could happen at any time. That’s exactly what Baltimoreans did on September 12, 1814, at the very spot the beautiful Pagoda now stands in Patterson Park as British soldiers amassed at North Point and marched toward Baltimore. Known originally as the Observation Tower…
…The Pagoda was designed in 1890 by Charles H. Latrobe, then the Superintendent of Parks. While known as the Pagoda because of its oriental architectural appearance, the design was intended to reflect the bold Victorian style of the day. From the top of the tower one can view downtown, Baltimore’s many neighborhoods, the Patapsco River, the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry.
The Pagoda is operated, maintained and staffed by The Friends of Patterson Park and volunteers. The Pagoda is currently open 12 noon to 6 pm on Sundays from April – October. Appointments and special group tours welcomed, please call (410) 276-3676 for more information. All this week The Nite Lite Photo of the Day is featuring scenes all around Baltimore.
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