Baltimore Street, West of Hanover Before 1904 Fire

Here is an old image of Baltimore street from around 1900.

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Photograph that features a view of Baltimore Street west of Hanover Street on Baltimore before the fire of 1904. Conspicuous landmarks are the Continental Building, now the Mercantile Trust Company, and the business house of Armstrong Cator & Co. west of Charles Street.
Photograph that features a view of Baltimore Street west of Hanover Street on Baltimore before the fire of 1904. Conspicuous landmarks are the Continental Building, now the Mercantile Trust Company, and the business house of Armstrong Cator & Co. west of Charles Street.

Source: Digital Maryland

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  • Wayne Schaumburg

    It is probably semantics, but just to be clear, the photo is looking east on Baltimore Street from Hanover. The Continental Trust building mentioned in the description was located at Calvert and Baltimore Sts. Built in 1901 and designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, it was the tallest building — 16 stories — in Baltimore at the time. Although it burned in the 1904 Great Baltimore, the building survived due to its steel frame set in concrete design.