St. Paul’s School for Boys
Brooklandwood, or Brookland Wood, was a historic home in the Brooklandville community of Baltimore County. It was built during the mid-1790s on land purchased by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Brooklandwood became the country home of Carroll’s daughter, Mary Carroll Caton, and her husband Richard Caton. The estate was later owned by prominent banker George Brown, of Alexander Brown & Sons, and then Isaac Emerson, the inventor of Bromo-Seltzer. In 1952, the property was developed for the St. Paul’s School for Boys.
Historic Photo Courtesy of the Maryland Center for History and Culture
The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and culture of Maryland. Originally founded as the Maryland Historical Society in 1844, MCHC offers a museum, library and education programs to inspire critical thinking, creativity and community. Visit in person at 610 Park Ave. in Baltimore, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at mdhistory.org. View a selection of images
from MCHC’s collections, including more images of Brooklandwood, at mdhistory.org/digital-collections.