The map posted on the 16th (see below) has been revised.
The road we have been taking to get to Mr Mencken’s grave-site has been blocked. We have posted a map showing another way of getting there.
We regret there will be no directional signs.
The Mencken Graveside Memorial will once again be conducted by Oleg Panczenko at the Mencken gravesite at Loudon Park Cemetery, 3620 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD.
The brief memorial will be held Sunday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Attendees are invited to retire to Spirits West, 2601 Wilkens Ave. after the memorial.
Loudon Park Cemetery: enter at 3620 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229. Note: the Frederick Ave entrance is closed. Enter through the Wilkens Ave entrance.
Location of grave: N 39° 16.693′ W 76° 40.683′ (39.278217°, -76.678050°)
Spirits West Country Club: 2601 Wilkens Ave (Cor. Millington Ave), Baltimore, MD 21223. (Make a left turn from Loudon Park onto Wilkens Ave. and drive 1.6 miles. Spirits West will be on your right at the end of Baltimores’s longest block of row houses and across the way from St Benedict’s Church.)
Correspondent AG (many thanks!) informs me that because of flooding due to the heavy rainfall June 27, 2018 (which devastated Ellicott City) the road along Heritage 2 which crosses Maiden Choice Run, the one we had been taking to get to the grave-site, has been blocked, rendering the map to the grave-site obsolete. Updated directions will be posted on this website.
Updates and changes due to inclement weather will be posted here on the Society’s website.
S. T. Joshi has begun issuing editions of Mencken’s early newspaper and magazine work as part of a long-range project titled The Collected Essays and Journalism of H. L. Mencken. He is issuing these books through Amazon’s CreateSpace (print) and Kindle (ebook) platforms. Eight volumes will contain material from the Smart Set. The first volume is available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1728623111. There will be 7 more volumes of Smart Set material, followed by a good many other volumes—whatever is currently in the public domain.