Sun photo by Kim Hairston
April 22, 2008
Watson Monument, Mount Royal Terrace and North Avenue, 1903.
Off Exit 6 of the Jones Falls Expressway, Lt. Col. William Watson is immortalized for commanding the Battalion of Baltimore and District of Columbia Volunteers during the Mexican-American War. At this busy intersection, the memorial honors Marylanders who died in the war from 1846 to 1848.
Bonus fact: Watson earned an honorable mention in the fourth verse of "Maryland, My Maryland."