Location: Baltimore, MD
- Dates: 1873
Notes: Mr. Thomas Kelso, a native of Ireland, but for eighty-two years a citizen of Baltimore, has been long known in our city as a benevolent and philanthropic gentleman. His many donations to charitable purposes, and the princely aid he has given to churches would of themselves entitle him to special notice. Age has not dimmed that spark of humanity which shone with such lustre in days of yore, nor has experience tempered its brightness. Eighty-nine years of life have but intensified his love for his fellow beings. Within a few weeks he has purchased a house and lot for a Methodist Episcopal Orphan Asylum, and has endowed it with one hundred thousand dollars. Thus in the evening of his days he is enabled to contemplate the practical workings of his many charities, and to behold this crowning memorial which will number him among the benefactors of mankind.
Source: Howard, George, The Monumental City, its Past History and Present Resources Baltimore: J.D. Ehlers & Co: 51