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Hall Springs at Herring Run Park, Baltimore

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Baltimore Emergency Relief Commission


Photograph of Hall Springs at Herring Run Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Located just west of Harford Road and south of Argonne Drive, Hall Springs, a popular stop for Baltimoreans for more than a century, was one of the sites where funds from the Baltimore Emergency Relief Commission were used between 1933 and 1936 to provide work for the unemployed. Behind the stonework encircling the springs are trees and picnic tables on the hillside and houses on Argonne Drive. In front of the stonework is a stone drainage ditch spanned by a concrete footbridge. The two African American workers are standing across from the Springs, working with push brooms. Although the Springs no longer provides drinking water, Herring Run Park remains a vibrant area for families living in the area. (Photograph taken from the Enoch Barker Collection of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.)
Digital Reproduction Of 1 Black And White Photograph; 20 X 25 Cm
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