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Maryland Historical Trust

Historic Wayside Cross to be rededicated at Memorial Day ceremony in Towson

Historic Wayside Cross to be rededicated at Memorial Day ceremony in Towson

Towson’s Wayside Cross memorial is getting a face-lift thanks to Circle East developer Retail Properties of America Inc. (RPAI), according to Councilman David Marks, who represents the area.

The memorial’s new surroundings, which will include landscaping and a miniature plaza, will be unveiled at a rededication ceremony on Memorial Day.

“We wanted to draw attention to the monument,” Marks said. “It is one of the most historic elements of downtown Towson. It’s a reminder of old and important values, even as we have all of this growth and change going on around it.”

The Wayside Cross was built by the county and dedicated in September 1921, according to the Maryland...

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