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Fort Norfolk – The Last Of 19 Harbor-front Forts Authorized By President George Washington That Is Remaining

Fort Norfolk was one of 19 harbor front forts authorized to be constructed by General George Washington in 1794. The Norfolk Fort was used to protect Virginia against the British in the War of 1812. In 1861, the Confederacy captured the fort to use it to supply the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) in a battle with the Union’s USS Monitor. In 1862, the Union recaptured Fort Norfolk. In the 1900s the Army Corps of Engineers obtained ownership of Fort Norfolk. In 1991, the Norfolk Historical Society restored Fort Norfolk to make it a history musuem.


The Mount Vernon Place Of Baltimore

In 1929, Mount Vernon Place was established when John Eager Howard’s son Charles Howard built a house. In subsequent years, Mount Vernon Place had a multitude of additional structures built by the beaux-arts architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, who also designed the New York Public Library, in the 19th century.

The Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church is a grande gothic style church that was built in the 1800s.

In present day, Mount Vernon Place hosts some of the best preserved 19th century structures in the east coast, including the original Washington Monument.


The Washington Monument Of Baltimore

The Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place, in Baltimore, is the oldest monument to President George Washington in the United States.

At the entrance of the Washington Monument is a historical marker.

Inside of the Washington Monument are various artifacts.

I had to walk over 200 steps to get to the top of the Washington Monument. Unlike the larger Washington Monument in Washington D.C., the monument in Baltimore does not have an elevator.


The Cats Restaraunt Of Los Gatos

The Cats Restaraunt was established in the 1920s as a saloon. The restaraunt also operated as a speakeasy during the prohibition era. Nearby towns, such as Campbell, prohibited all alcohol sales thus making “The Cats” a venue to enjoy alcohol in spite of prohibition.

In present day, it’s more controversial elements remain a thing of the past. However, there are live musicians who perform at the venue.