Wednesday, November 14, 2007


The neighborhood of Beechfield is located in the southwestern part of the city. The western acreage was once the estate known as Cloud Capped in the 18th century owned by Charles Carroll. Legend has it that residents were able to see the British fleet heading towards Fort McHenry in 1814 and sent a messenger to warn the city.

In the 30's Loudon Park National Cemetery was reaching its limit. It was decided that the city would take possession of Cloud Capped and turn it into the 72.2 acre Baltimore National Cemetery. The mansion was demolished in 1937 and a Federal Revival style Superintendent's Lodge was erected using salvaged materials from the mansion. A Tudor Revival style Assistant Superintendent's Lodge was also built about the same time. The cemetery was dedicated on Memorial Day of 1941.

The rest of the neighborhood is a quiet residential neighborhood.

Average sale price of a home in Beechfield in 2006 was $146,413.

Next week - Belair-Edison

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