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Stunning New Welcome Arch Unveiled

Stunning New Welcome Arch Unveiled

Brunswick Main Street is proud to announce the completion and unveiling of the City of Brunswick’s magnificent new welcome arch. The stunning arch, spanning South Maple Avenue adjacent to the Brunswick MARC station, serves as a symbol of community pride and a warm invitation to hikers, bikers, and campers from the C&O Canal towpath, commuters, and residents alike.

The arch is a replica of a span of the 1893 iron truss bridge across the Potomac River that connected Brunswick to Virginia for 60 years before it was replaced by the current bridge in 1955. The base of each supporting column of the arch is clad in stone, mimicking the piers of the old bridge, with several of the previous names of Brunswick inscribed on the stones. The names include Berlin, Barry, Eel Pot, and (going way back) Hawkins Merry-Peep-O-Day.

The artist who created the design is Dayton Castleman of Verdant Studios, an Arkansas-based architecture and design firm. His design was selected by Frederick Arts Council from among 50 applications received nationwide.

Dr. Wayne Allgaier, Chair of the Brunswick Main Street Design Committee, describes some of the challenges “What seemed to be a simple project became a very complex one, involving many parties, including architects, engineers, fabricators, and very importantly, financial supporters. I’d personally like to thank the Frederick Arts Council for their tireless efforts over the past four years, as well as those who contributed to make this a reality, including the Ausherman Family Foundation, Pleasants Developments, and the Mayor and Council of Brunswick.”  

Standing tall and paying homage to Brunswick’s rich history and unique character, the welcome arch is sure to become a beloved landmark for generations to come.

Kaplon Building Seeks New Owners

Kaplon Building Seeks New Owners

The City of Brunswick and Brunswick Main Street are seeking interested parties to submit a Statement of Interest to purchase the Kaplon Building (102 West Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD) for redevelopment. The Kaplon building is a historic, three-story property at the heart of the Brunswick Main Street district.

Applications open April 17, 2023 and close on July 17, 2023.

Click here to see the Request for a Statement of Interest packet.