Wayside Cross

[The Baltimore County Landmarks List BA-2403 (2006)]

The Wayside Cross memorial, built to honor the members of the armed forces in World War I (The Great War as it was known then), was dedicated on September 12, 1921 by the Towson Post #22 of the American Legion. It is situated on a small triangle of land south of what was the Hutzler’s Department Store. The structure was part of a larger movement to build wayside crosses to memorialize those who fought in WWI and has been at the center of patriotic activity since 1921. It serves as a war memorial with notable artistic merit.

As you continue north toward the traffic circle, you will find a sign that touches on the circa thousand-year history of this intersection.

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