The 8-foot-tall marble statue Lady Baltimore, from 1822 until recent days, stood atop a monument to a War of 1812 battle here. But fleshand-blood women have had an impact too. Elizabeth Seton (17741821) founded the Sisters of Charity and became the first U.S. Roman Catholic saint. Pilgrims find her house at St. Mary’s Spiritual Center. And native daughter Wallis Warfield Simpson earned notoriety when Edward VIII abdicated to marry her. As the semi-exile Duchess of Windsor, she returned home twice in later years. Now Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, 44, presides at City Hall, only the second woman elected mayor.