The iconic Baltimore Sugar Refinery has been a part of the Baltimore harbor skyline since the early 1920s and remains a landmark for both locals and tourist alike. Its located on a small peninsula called Locust Point but its iconic sign can be seen far and wide.
The Domino Sugar plant in Baltimore has been a landmark of the industrial area of Locust point. With it's 120 foot neon sign that illuminates in a bright red during the night, it has become a historic icon for 60 years. I can recall this being one of the dominating features of the Baltimore harbor in the days before the inner harbor was developed into the tourist and entertainment venue that it is today. This is truly a sign from another era. The image below is a shot of the plant from across the Patapsco river in Locust Point. I had hoped for better weather on this visit but was met with cloudy skies.
This particular vantage point is just down the road from Fort McHenry where the Baltimore harbor was successfully defended from the British during the war of 1812. The fort is also the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner. We'll cover the Fort in a future post.
Update: I followed the advice of my friend Wayne Frost and brightened up the lettering on the iconic neon sign above the plant. Thanks, Wayne!
Thanks for visiting, everyone!