Posts tagged baltimore
Posts tagged baltimore
White Tower Hamburgers (#8), Baltimore, Maryland
by Michael Horsley
This photographer, BTW, has some great documentary photos of the city, including more White Towers.
550 N Howard Street, Baltimore MD, 1985
Photograph by Michael Horsley
United States Appraisers’ Stores, Baltimore, Maryland
from the Library of Congress
Two views of a mid-1930s building originally built to serve the port. Just looked it up on Google Street View and was frankly surprised it was still standing, even looking good, considering how bad the interior looked in these shots.
From the LoC:
United States Appraisers’ Stores, 103 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
The United States Appraisers’ Stores was constructed in 1935 by the U.S. Treasury Department to provide space for storing, appraising, and inspecting imported merchandise brought through the Port of Baltimore. The building is eight stories tall and contains a flat-plate, reinforced concrete structural system and a brick exterior, designed in the Art Deco style. It replaced an earlier similar, but much smaller, building of the same function.
from Library of Congress
Deco commercial in Baltimore. Mapped location with Google Maps and this would be right by the Lexington Market Metro stop. No Street View, however, so I don’t know if the building is still there or what it looks like.
West Lexington Street, Nos. 328-330 (Commercial Buildings), 328-330 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
The Sphinx Club, Baltimore, Maryland
Historic photo via girlatlas
From the source, which recounts Baltimore history as it relates both to the club and the death of William L. “Little Willie” Adams:
Called the Sphinx Club — and pronounced the way it’s written, with a distinctive “p” — it boasted a glittery art-deco front when it was opened in 1946, at 2107 Pennsylvania Avenue. Charlie Tilghman, an easy-going, likable fellow with a speech impediment was the operator. His financial backer was none other than William L. “Little Willie” Adams, black Baltimore’s undisputed numbers king, who used his cash flow to become a pioneering venture capitalist in the days when no regular financial institutions lent to blacks.
The Sphinx Club building is vacant and boarded-up these days. Most other Pennsylvania Avenue structures from that period are already razed, including such nightclubs as the legendary Royal, the South seas-themed Bamboo Lounge, the Comedy Club with its huge bar that was in the shape of the Pimlico Race Course.
Baltimore Trust Building, Baltimore, Maryland
One last look at this 1920s skyscraper in Baltimore. Today it’s a Bank of America building.
From the photographer:
Baltimore Trust Building: The roofline is said to be an example of Mayan Revival architecture due to similarities with Mayan pyramids, when viewed straight on.
For more info on this building, see:
Awesome! I would love that.
Here’s the pic again, BTW:
I’ve posted a couple of photos from Baltimore but only a couple. I’d be happy to post more if you can give me some names, point me to a Flickr photo set, web site, etc.
Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
From poster on SkyScraperCity forums
When you think about it, an awful lot of stadiums and arenas are Art Deco, as the 1920s & 1930s were really big as far as sports and public sports venues go. As you will see from the pics I’m sharing :)