BNHA War Memorial


Baltimore City Landmark

Interpretive Framework

Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

Star Attractions

Heritage Walk

Resource Type

Points of Interest

101 N Gay St

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

The austere but impressive War Memorial was erected by citizens of Baltimore and Maryland in honor of the 1,752 Marylanders who died in World War I. The names of the fallen are inscribed on the marble walls inside the memorial. The neoclassical design of the building is the work of Baltimore architect Laurence Hall Fowler. The two stone horses flanking the front terrace represent the "Might of America crossing the seas to aid our Allies."

In 1977, the building was rededicated to honor all Marylanders who have fallen in defense of their country, World Wars I and II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War.

The War Memorial auditorium is available for meetings of veterans groups, patriotic societies, and other civic gatherings. In 2005, the plaza in front of the War Memorial underwent an extensive renovation that raised it to street level, added much needed greenery, and provided space for many new activities.