Baltimore City

US States / M / Maryland / Baltimore City
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Baltimore is named for Charles Calvert, who was the 5th Baron Baltimore.

 

Created:  April 1797

 

Courthouse – Baltimore

 

Location:  111 North Calvert Street / East Fayette Street

Built:  1895 – 1899

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  J M Noel Wyatt and William G Nolting of Baltimore

Contractor:  John Gill & Sons and D. W. Thomas, both of Ohio

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a six story granite and concrete structure. The building sits on the west side of Battle Monument Square and occupies a full city block. The west front has a recessed center section with three recessed entrances on the first story and balcony on the second story with arched windows. Above are eight Ionic columns, each weighing 35 tons and being 31 feet in height, which support the base of the roof facing Calvert Street. Along the flat roof line is a balustrade. Granite wraps the basement level and provides a solid base for the white colored marble-six story courthouse facade. The building is named as the Clarence M Mitchell. Jr. Courthouse.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $2,250,000. The granite was quarried from Woodstock, Maryland.

 

East Courthouse – Baltimore

 

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Location:  100 North Calvert Street / East Fayette Street

Built:  1930 – 1932

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  James A Wetmore

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a six story granite and concrete structure. The building sits on the east side of Battle Monument Square and occupies a full city block. The building was formerly the United States  Post Office.

 

City District Court – Baltimore

 

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Location:  501 East Fayette Street / North Gay Street

Built:  1951 – 1953

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  James R Edwards, Jr.

Contractor:  DeLuca-Davis Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story concrete structure. The north front has a central entrance on the first story and vertical windows on the second and third stories. The east and west sections project from the main building. And are lower, being two stories. The east and west sides have stone framed entrances. The roof line is flat. The building houses the District Court ( Civil ) of the 1st District and is named as the Peoples Court Building. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Baltimore County

E – Baltimore County

S – Anne Arundel County

W – Baltimore County

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013