Wagner's Point, Baltimore

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Wagner's Point is an industrial area in Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

The name of the area comes from the Martin Wagner Company, which operated a beef packing plant there before the property was acquired by the Baltimore City government.[2] The Martin Wagner plant was destroyed by a fire in 1913.[3]

The City of Baltimore operated its Patapsco Waste Water Treatment Plant on the former Martin Wagner site until the late 1990s, when the plant was closed and a nearby residential community was relocated due to environmental concerns.[4] Houses of the former residents were demolished after the city's buyout of the properties.[5][6][7]

Negotiations with the final 270 residents of Wagner's Point over the city's buyout were bitterly disputed. Representatives of the residents walked out of the third negotiation session on September 17, 1998.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Earl Arnett, Robert J. Brugger, Edward C. Papenfuse (1999). Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State, p. 346. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-5979-4. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ The Catholic Editing Company (1914). The Catholic church in the United of America, p. 110. The Plimpton Press. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  3. ^ Ice and Refrigeration, p. 36. Nickerson & Collins Co. December 1913. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  4. ^ Robert C. Keith (2005). Baltimore harbor: a pictorial history, p. 75. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved 2010-05-17
  5. ^ Michael Anft (February 16, 2000). "Point of No Return: It's All Over but the Shouting for Wagner's Point". Baltimore City Paper. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  6. ^ Joe Matthews (July 20, 1999). "Barely looking back at old Wagner's Point". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  7. ^ Steve Lerner (2005).Diamond: a struggle for environmental justice in Louisiana's chemical corridor, p. 80. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-12273-1.
  8. ^ Joe Matthews (September 18, 1998). "Wagner's Point negotiations end abruptly". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 

Coordinates: 39°14′4″N 76°34′8″W / 39.23444°N 76.56889°W / 39.23444; -76.56889