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Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student
Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student

Chloe A. Gudmundsson is a senior at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, and at the suggestion of her English teacher, she decided to research a paper on Maximilian Godefroy, the quirky architect who designed Baltimore's Battle Monument to commemorate the battle for the city in 1814. She also decided to submit her paper to the annual History Day competition this month on the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. The competition, which has been held for the last 12 years at Dundalk, features both city and Baltimore County public school students. Gudmundsson, 17, acknowledged that she didn't know a lot about the monument or its architect until her teacher,...

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