Currently the Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital
4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
Bayview Asylum was established in 1773.
At unknown dates in the hospital's history, the bodies of patients were apparently buried in at least two cemeteries or potter's fields on the grounds. No burial sites are identified on historic maps or views, and the dates and overall number of interments remain unknown.
In 1961, workers found a group of human skeletons during work at the north end of the farm complex. This site is now in the vicinity of present E. Lombard St. just north of Bioscience Drive, and may have been unearthed as part of road construction. At the time, it was theorized that this site may have been a potter's field. It appears that no professional
archaeological investigation was conducted at the site and the overall number of burials is not known.
In the fall of 1989, grading work in preparation for the new geriatric center unearthed additional unmarked human burials at a new site in a completely different area of the campus than those found in 1961. Three historic burials were found in the Bayview Cemetery Site, and were estimated to date to the late nineteenth to early twentieth century period. Despite investigations of the surrounding land, no more burials were unearthed and construction proceeded. This site is believed to be another potter's field from ca. 1900.
- Added: 4 Mar 2017
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2636422
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