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Mount Vernon Place

699 Washington Pl, 21201

Mount Vernon is home to some of the most historically significant and well-preserved 19th century architecture located in the East Coast of the United States. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is the area around the Washington Monument-built between 1815 and 1829 it was the first formal monument built in a city in the United States to George Washington. The squares which flank the Monument are landscaped with shrubs, grass, and walks, and are embellished with statues and fountains.

Mount Vernon Place Historic District’s East and West Mount Vernon Place and North and South Washington Place face onto four small parks that radiate from the monument. The parks, which have survived almost intact, are considered to be the finest existing urban landscapes by the beaux-arts architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, who also designed the New York Public Library, portions of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the residence that houses the Frick Collection.

Surrounding Mount Vernon Place and included in the District are stately homes, and several pleasant groups of row houses which were built in the mid-to-late 19th century as well as a number of important public buildings of the same period. A National Historic Landmark, Mount Vernon Place is one of the first examples in the United States of deliberate city planning to create a dramatic setting for an existing monument.

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy has recently completed a $6 million renovation of the Washington Monument and after years of being closed to the public, the monument reopened on July 4, 2015!

Amenities

  • Beautiful Architecture
  • Manicured park
  • Baltimore’s Washington Monument
  • Benches
  • Dining choices (array of pubs and restaurants)
  • Accessible by Charm City Circulator Purple route, MTA Bus Routes and Light Rail
  • Accessible by Interstate 83, Interstate 95, Interstate 395, Route 40, Martin Luther King Blvd., and the Baltimore Washington Parkway

In Close ProxIimity To…

Upcoming Events

  • 5/6-5/7: Flower Mart

****Fun Fact – The 1995 sci-fi movie “Twelve Monkeys” was filmed mostly in the Mount Vernon area.

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