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Peace Cross

Annapolis Road and Route 1
Bladensburg, MD 20710
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    1919-1925, constructed of cast concrete with exposed aggregate, the cross is a tan color comprised of chipped flint material; arms extend five feet from the center on each side and are supported by unadorned, arched concrete brackets; the arms also have arched brackets on top, suggesting the form of a Celtic cross. Significant as a prominent public monument to county residents who lost their lives in the line of duty during World War I; the design of the Peace Cross is the work of master craftsman and contractor John J. Earley, founder of the Earley Process for concrete.