Cecil Calvert (1605-1675) never visited Maryland. Yet he was its first proprietor, a position he inherited upon the death of his father, the first Lord Baltimore, who received the original Maryland charter from King Charles I in 1632. This statue, dedicated in 1908, stands on St. Paul Street, outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse. City native Francis X. Bushman, who would go on to become one of the biggest screen stars in silent-era Hollywood, reportedly served as sculptor Albert Weinert's model.
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun photo