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Honoring Garnet Douglass Baltimore
Honoring Garnet Baltimore

Pictured here are members of Doyle Middle School, City of Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian, captain of the RPI Men’s Hockey Team John Kennedy, and Baltimore’s family members. Plans are under way to erect a plaque to permanently honor Baltimore for his contributions to the City of Troy.

On Friday, September 18, Doyle Middle School hosted its annual block party event for the Troy community. This year’s event kicked off with a special ceremony to honor Rensselaer alumnus Garnet Douglass Baltimore. A distinguished civil engineer and landscape designer, Baltimore was the first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer. A civil engineer from the Rensselaer Class of 1881, Baltimore designed and engineered Troy’s Prospect Park, which offered a 25-mile view of the Hudson Valley. Today, more than a century after its conception, Prospect Park continues to be an important local landmark that is popular with members of the Troy community.
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Volume 3, Number 10, October 9, 2009
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