Pierce John Flanigan, III was known for his success in business as the president of P. Flanigan and Sons and as a civic leader that possessed boundless dedication and optimism for the city of Baltimore.
His legacy is currently felt across the city in the form of businesses and people that have thrived with his support and guidance, schools and parks that have been built due in part to his generosity and by the countless people who saw him as a model of integrity. However, those who knew him best remember him for his many passions: for the arts, literature, exploration, humor, an active life for the mind and the body and for his love of his family, friends and city.
This community would like to commemorate his life
through the construction of a park that will reflect
these passions and honor his spirit.
Born in 1942, Pierce John Flanigan, III graduated from the Gilman School and went on to study history at Yale University. He returned to Baltimore to work for and eventually lead the family road construction business. Under his leadership, the business grew to be an industry leader in infrastructure construction and was named as one of the top inner-city businesses nationwide. His commitment to Baltimore was demonstrated through his leadership on many boards… and as an adviser to both mayors and governors. Additionally, he was known as a voracious reader, enjoyer of the arts and for his optimism and constant good humor.
Pierce’s Park will speak to his love of nature and the water, his optimism and joyous spirit and will address the many interests of this extraordinary life. Anyone who knew him remembers Pierce’s broad smile as he greeted you. It is fitting to create a meeting place in the middle of the downtown waterfront, a place for connection, as a memorial to Pierce.