Flag House

Also known as: Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
844 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland

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Description 

In this 2-1/2 brick corner row house, Mary Young Pickersgill (1776-1857) designed and fabricated the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the British attack in 1814. Inspired by the sight of this "Star-Spangled Banner" as she withstood heavy bombardment by the enemy, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that later became the national anthem of the United States. Mrs. Pickersgill's flag is now in the Smithsonian Institution. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 16, 1969

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 1969
Reference number
69000320
Architectural style
Federal
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant years
1803; 1814

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