Druid Hill Park

Description

Druid Hill Park was established on the eve of the Civil War by Baltimore Mayor Thomas Swann on October 19, 1860. Much of the park started as part of "Auchentorlie," the estate of George Buchanan, one of the seven commissioners who founded Baltimore City in 1729.

Later renamed "Druid Hill," the City of Baltimore purchase the property from then owner Lloyd Rogers in 1860. The purchase was paid for thanks to a one-cent park tax on the nickel horsecar fares.

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Druid Hill Park Boat Lake, 1880s

Image courtesy Weishampel's Baltimore Guide, The Stranger in Baltimore: A New Hand Book (1888), Internet Archive, weishampelsbalti01weis.

Druid Hill Mansion

Stereograph of the Druid Hill Mansion by W.M. Chase, c1870s.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, STEREO U.S. GEOG FILE - Maryland--Baltimore--Druid Hill Park [item] [P&P].

Druid Hill Mansion, 1900s

Photograph of the Druid Hill Mansion, Druid Park published by the Detroit Publishing Company, between 1900 and 1906.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-16540 <P&P> [P&P].

Druid Hill Lake

Photograph of the Lake in Druid Hill Park published by the Detroit Publishing Company, c1903.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-16541 <P&P> [P&P].

Druid Hill Park

Photograph of the South terrace and Mansion, Druid Hill Park, published by the Detroit Publishing Company, c1906.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-19132 <P&P> [P&P].

Zoo, Druid Hill Park

Photograph of The Zoo, Druid Hill Park published by the Detroit Publishing Company, c1906.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-19135 <P&P> [P&P].

Druid Hill Park

Photograph of The Island house, Druid Hill Park published by the Detroit Publishing Company, c1906.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-19137 <P&P> [P&P].

Mansion, Druid Hill Park

Photograph of the Mansion House at Druid Hill Park published by the Detroit Publishing Company, between 1900 and 1910.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-34229 <P&P> [P&P].

Druid Hill Park Entrance

Image courtesy Weishampel's Baltimore Guide, The Stranger in Baltimore: A New Hand Book (1888), Internet Archive, weishampelsbalti01weis.

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“Druid Hill Park,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, accessed July 24, 2014, http:/​/​explore.​baltimoreheritage.​org/​items/​show/​23.​
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