The Importance Of Baltimore City Landmarks

 A Detail Of Hansa Haus, Waverly Town Hall, And St. Peter The Apostle Roman Catholic Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

The buildings and sites that a community preserves help to define the physical identity and character for which a community is known. Our preserved Landmarks reveal our common values, the past that has shaped us and who we are today. Since 1971, the buildings and sites which have been designated as Landmarks by City ordinance include treasured links to the past and the finest architecture that graces our streets. It is the responsibility of the Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation (CHAP) to coordinate the designation process, which can protect these valuable assets. The designation of new Baltimore City Landmarks is an ongoing service of the City of Baltimore.

The Baltimore City Landmark List identifies individual historically significant structures that may or may not be within a local historic district. In making recommendations for new designations, the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) considers the following criteria. The quality of significance in Baltimore history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, public interiors, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, and:

  1.  That are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of Baltimore history; or 
  2.  That are associated with the lives of persons significant in Baltimore's past; or 
  3. That embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or
  4. That have yielded or may be likely to yield information important in Baltimore prehistory or history.

The above criteria mirror the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, which were developed by the National Park Service to determine historic significance in American history and culture. CHAP's criteria will determine historic significance in Baltimore history and culture.

If you are interested in designating a property as a Baltimore City Landmark, contact Lauren Schiszik

List of Baltimore City Landmarks

   Property Name Address City Council Bill Enactment # Year Listed Landmark Report
1 City Hall 100 N. Holliday Street 71-974 1971  
2 Otterbein Evangelical United Brethren Church 112 W. Conway Street 71-974 1971  
3 McKim Free School 1120 E. Baltimore Street 71-974 1971  
4 First Unitarian Church 2-12 W. Franklin Street 71-974 1971  
5 Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church 18 and 20-30 W. Montgomery Street 71-974 1971  
6 Peale Museum (Municipal Museum of Baltimore)  225 N. Holliday Street 71-974 1971  
7 Carroll Mansion Complex 33 S. Front Street 71-974; 02-396 1971; 2002  
8 Lovely Lane Methodist Church 2200 St. Paul Street 71-974 1971  
9 Lloyd Street Synagogue 11 Lloyd Street 71-974 1971  
10 Bethel A.M.E. Church 1300 Druid Hill Avenue 71-974 1971  
11 Eutaw Place Baptist Church 327 Dolphin Street 71-974 1971  
12 Eastern Female High School 249 Aisquith Street 71-974 1971  
13 Belvedere Hotel 1 E. Chase Street 75-1001 1975  
14 Battle Monument Calvert Street, north of intersection with Fayette Street 75-1001 1975  
15 St. Paul’s P.E. Church 233 N. Charles Street 75-1001 1975  
16 St. Paul’s P.E. Church Rectory  24 W. Saratoga Street 75-1001 1975  
17 Cylburn House  4915 Greenspring Ave (address not exact), Cylburn Arboretum  75-1001 1975  
18 Davidge Hall 522 W. Lombard Street 75-1001 1975  
19 Mt. Clare Station & Roundhouse 901 W. Pratt Street 75-1001 1975  
20 Evergreen House 4545 N. Charles Street 75-1001 1975  
21 Old Post Office Building 111 N. Calvert Street 75-1001 1975  
22 Homewood House 3400 N. Charles Street (address not exact) 75-1001 1975  
23 Certain structures in Druid Hill Park Druid Hill Park  75-1001 1975  
24 Baltimore Arts Tower (Bromo Seltzer Tower) 21 S. Eutaw Street 75-1001 1975  
25 Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Building 202 E. Redwood Street 75-1001 1975  
26 Star Spangled Banner Flag House 844 E. Pratt Street 75-1001 1975  
27 Peabody Institute 1-21 E. Mount Vernon Place 75-1001 1975  
28 Old Town Friends’ Meeting House 1201 E. Fayette Street 75-1001 1975  
29 Mother Seton House 600 N. Paca Street 75-1001 1975  
30 Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place Charles Street at Mount Vernon Place  75-1001 1975  
31 Westminster Presbyterian Church 509-513 W. Fayette Street 75-1001 1975  
32 Basilica of the Assumption 409 Cathedral Street 75-1001 1975  
33 H. L. Mencken House  1524 Hollins Street 75-1001 1975  
34 Shot Tower 801 E. Fayette Street  75-1001 1975  
35 Engine House No. 6 416 N. Gay Street 75-1001 1975  
36 St. Vincent de Paul Church 120 N. Front Street 75-1001 1975  
37 Old Cathedral School 7-9 W. Mulberry Street  75-1001 1975  
38 Edgar Allan Poe House 203 N. Amity Street 75-1001 1975; 1982  
39 Thomas-Jencks-Gladding House 1 W. Mount Vernon Place 75-1001 1975  
40 Clifton Mansion 2701 St. Lo Drive (address not exact), Clifton Park 75-1001 1975  
41 Roland Park Shopping Center 4800 Roland Avenue 75-1001 1975  
42 St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel 600 N. Paca Street 75-1001 1975  
43 B’Nai Israel Synagogue 27-35 Lloyd Street 77-331 1977  
44 First Baptist Church 525 N. Caroline Street 77-331 1977  
45 Sharon Baptist Church 1373 N. Stricker Street 77-331 1977  
46 Taylor’s Chapel & Burial Ground 6001 Hillen Road 77-331 1977  
47 Zion Lutheran Church & Parish House 400 E. Lexington Street 77-331 1977  
48 Furness House 19-21 South Street 77-331 1977  
49 Goucher House 2313 St. Paul Street 77-331 1977  
50 United States Customs House  40 S. Gay Street 77-331 1977  
51 Pennsylvania Station 1525 N. Charles Street  77-331 1977  
52 Ascot House 104 W. 39th Street 77-331 1977  
53 Babe Ruth House  216 Emory Street 77-331 1977  
54 War Memorial  101 N. Gay Street 77-331 1977  
55 Alexander Brown and Sons 135 E. Baltimore Street  82-829 1982 Report
56 Baltimore City Courthouse 100 N. Calvert Street  82-829 1982  
57 Carroll Hunting Lodge  5914 Greenspring Avenue 82-829 1982 Report
58 Continental Building 201 E. Baltimore Street  82-829 1982  
59 Crimea House, Chapel, and Stables 1901 Eagle Drive, Leakin Park 82-829 1982 Report
60 Etting Cemetery 1500 block, north side of W. North Avenue 82-829 1982  
61 Gallagher Mansion 431 Notre Dame Lane 82-829 1982  
62 Greenmount Cemetery Chapel and Gates 1501 Greenmount Avenue 82-829 1982 Report
63 James Lawrence Kernan Hospital 2200 N. Forest Park Avenue 82-829 1982 Report
64 Leadenhall Baptist Church 1021 Leadenhall Street 82-829 1982 Report
65 Mount Clare Mansion 1500 Washington Boulevard 82-829 1982 Report
66 Mount Royal Station and Shed 1400 Cathedral Street 82-829 1982  
67 New Psalmist Baptist Church and Parsonage 100 W. Franklin Street 82-829 1982  
68 Patterson Park Observatory 27 S. Patterson Park Avenue, Patterson Park  82-829 1982 Report
69 Saint Frances Academy  501 E. Chase Street 82-829 1982  
70 Saint Leo’s Church 225 S. Exeter Street 82-829 1982 Report
71 Saint Peter Claver Church  1542 N. Fremont Avenue 82-829 1982 Report
72 Sharp Street United Methodist Church  508 Dolphin Street 82-829 1982 Report
73 Fort McHenry 1401 Constellation Plaza  86-851 1986 Report
74 G. Krug and Sons  415-417 W. Saratoga Street 86-851 1986 Report
75 Hutzler’s Palace Building 210-218 N. Howard Street 86-851 1986  
76 Mount Washington Octagon (U.S.F.&G.) Building  5801 Smith Avenue 86-851 1986 Report
77 Mount Auburn Cemetery 2614 Annapolis Road 86-851 1986 Report
78 Booker T. Washington Jr. Middle School No. 130 1301 McCulloh Avenue  86-851 1986  
79 Walters Bath House and Engine House # 10 906 Washington Boulevard 86-851; 02-315 1986; 2002 Report
80 Warden’s House (Baltimore City Jail) 400 E. Madison Street 86-851 1986 Report
81 Robert Long House 810 - 812 S. Ann Street 86-851 1986  
82 Greenway Cottages 818, 822 and 826 W. 40th Street 86-851 1986  
83 1124 Riverside Avenue 1124 Riverside Ave 86-851 1986  
84 Provident Bank Building (Provident Bank of Maryland) 240 N. Howard Street 86-851 1986 Report
85 Southern Hotel 7-11 Light Street  86-851 1986  
86 Macht Building 11-13 E. Fayette Street  86-851 1986 Report
87 Old Federal Reserve Bank (now headquarters for Provident Bank of Maryland) 114-120 E. Lexington Street 86-851 1986  
88 Chamber of Commerce Building 17 Commerce Street 86-851 1986 Report
89 Old St. Paul’s Cemetery 733 W. Redwood Street 86-851 1986 Report
90 Wooden houses  612-614 S. Wolfe Street 87-1157 1987 Report
91 Pascault Row 651-665 W. Lexington Street 87-1157 1987 Report
92 Baltimore Museum of Art  10 Art Museum Drive 87-1157 1987  
93 Hutzler’s Tower Building 222 N. Howard Street  87-1157 1987  
94 Gilman Hall, Johns Hopkins University 3400 N. Charles Street (address not exact) 87-1157 1987  
95 D’Alesandro House 245 Albermarle Street 87-1157 1987  
96 St. Joseph’s Monastery  3800 Frederick Avenue 91-727 1991  
97 Orchard Street Church 510 Orchard Street 93-223 1993  
98 Douglas Memorial Community Church 1325 Madison Avenue 95-661 1995  
99 Buena Vista 1705 N. Longwood Street 98-256 1998  
100 George Howard House 8 E. Madison Street 98-257 1998  
101 Charles Theater 1711-1717 N. Charles Street  98-272 1998  
102 St. Katherine of Alexandria Protestant Episcopal Church 2001 Division Street 98-349 1998  
103 Hecht Company Building 118 N. Howard Street 99-394 1999 Report
104 Congress Hotel  306-312 W. Franklin Street 99-511 1999  
105 Carlton Street Arab Stables 112 S. Carlton Street 99-580 1999  
106 Patterson Theater 3136 Eastern Avenue 99-582 1999 Report
107 Standard Oil Building 501 St. Paul Street 99-583 1999 Report
108 Friends Burial Ground 2506 Harford Road 99-583 1999 Report
109 Northern District Police Station 3355 Keswick Road 00-27 2000 Report
110 Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School #122 501 W. Preston Street 00-28 2000 Report
111 Grace Hampden Methodist Church 1014 W. 36th Street 00-111 2000  
112 DuVal/Hirschhorn House 800 W. Lake Avenue 01-182 2001  
113 Patricia Grace Thomas Inn/Sankofa CDC/Museum on the National Roadway 5002 Frederick Avenue 02-314 2002  
114 New Life Missionary Baptist Church 1801 N. Bond Street 02-429 2002  
115 Cedarwood 4604 N. Charles Street 03-525 2003 Report
116 Masjid Al Haqq 514 Islamic Way 03-565 2003 Report
117 Fire Engine Company No. 25 2140 McCulloh Street 03-566 2003 Report
118 Arch Social Club 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue 03-567 2003 Report
119 Douglass Place  516-524 S. Dallas Street 03-568 2003 Report
120 Divine Mission Apostolic Church 1 N. Fulton Avenue 04-657 2004 Report
121 Weaver House 4319 Arabia Avenue 04-658 2004 Report
122 First English Lutheran Church 3807 N. Charles Street 04-696 2004 Report
123 Cherry Hill Elementary School #159 801 Bridgeview Road 04-699 2004 Report
124 Schwing Motor Company Building 3324 Keswick Road 04-814 2004  
125 The Mount 3706 Nortonia Road 06-217 2006  
126 St. Matthew United Church of Christ 2320 Mayfield Avenue 07-403 2007 Report
127 Baltimore City College 3320 The Alameda 07-404 2007  
128 Johnny Eck House 622 N. Milton Avenue 07-501 2007 Report
129 Christ Church United Church of Christ 1308 Beason Street 07-502 2007 Report
130 Ruscombe Mansion 4901 Greenspring Avenue/4901 Springarden Drive 07-503 2007  
131 Union Baptist Church 1219 Druid Hill Avenue 07-534 2007 Report
132 Dr. John E.T. Camper House 639 N. Carey Street 07-576 2007  
133 Senator Theatre 5904 York Road 07-586 2007  
134 American Brewery 1701 N. Gay Street 08-02 2008  
135 W.E.B. Du Bois House 2302 Montebello Terrace 08-03 2008 Report
136 Riverside Park 301 E. Randall Street 08-04 2008 Report
137 Roland Park Water Tower 4210 Roland Avenue 08-05 2008  
138 Upton Mansion 811 W. Lanvale Street 08-06 2008  
139 Bolton Square 1400 - 1420 Mason Street, 300 - 310 W. Lafayette Avenue, 236 - 250 W. Lafayette Avenue, and 1401 - 1421 Jordon Street 08-37 2008 Report
140 Castalia 200 Tuscany Road 08-56 2008 Report
141 Mount Calvary Church 816 N. Eutaw Street 09-112 2009 Report
142 St. Paul Community Baptist Church 1901 E. Federal Street 09-115 2009 Report
143 St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 1920 St. Paul Street 09-116 2009 Report
144 Scottish Rite Temple 3800 N. Charles Street 09-117 2009 Report
145 Nazarene Baptist Church 1201 Harford Avenue 09-118 2009 Report
146 St. Stanislaus Kostka Church 700 block of S. Ann Street (West side) 09-119 2009 Report
147 Raffel Building 107 W. Heath Street 09-124 2009 Report
148 Four Bay House 1733 Aliceanna Street 09-125 2009  
149 Dr. Giering House 3906 Parkside Drive 09-126 2009  
150 Melvin Cade Armory 2620 Winchester Street 09-127 2009 Report
151 Harford Commons (William Fuld Company) 1508 Harford Avenue 09-128 2009  
152 President Street Station 601 President Street/801 Fleet Street 09-179 2009  
153 Ann Wiggins Brown House 1501 Presstman Street 09-247 2009 Report
154 Kresge Building 117 W. Lexington Street 09-248 2009 Report
155 Sellers Mansion 801 N. Arlington Ave 09-249 2009 Report
156 Waverly Town Hall 3100 Greenmount Avenue 11-535 2011 Report
157 Franklin-Delphey Hotel 300 W. Franklin Street 11-541 2011  
158 Grand Masonic Temple 221-227 N. Charles Street 11-542 2011 Report
159 Mayfair Theater 506 N. Howard Street 11-543 2011 Report
160 Hansa Haus 11 S. Charles Street 11-544 2011 Report
161 Grace Turnbull House 223 Chancery Road 11-545 2011 Report
162 St. Peter the Apostle Church Complex  13 S. Poppleton Street, 11 S. Poppleton Street, 848 Hollins Street, and 16 S. Poppleton Street 11-551 2011 Report
163 Old Dunbar High School 540 N. Caroline Street  12-06 2012 Report
164 Shelley House 3849 Roland Avenue 12-56 2012 Report
165 Abell Building 329-335 West Baltimore Street 12-74 2012 Report
166 Appold-Faust Building 307-309 West Baltimore Street 12-75 2012 Report
167 Baltimore Equitable Society 21 North Eutaw Street 12-76 2012 Report
168 Equitable Building 10-12 North Calvert Street 12-77 2012 Report
169 Old Town National Bank 221 North Gay Street 12-78 2012 Report
170 St. Alphonsus Hall 125 West Saratoga Street 12-79 2012 Report
171 Terminal Warehouse Building 320 Guilford Avenue 12-80 2012 Report
172 Turnbull Building 311-313 West Baltimore Street 12-81 2012 Report
173 Frederick Douglass High School, #450 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway 13-120 2013 Report
174 Historic Frederick Douglass High School 1645 North Calhoun Street 13-122 2013 Report
175 Florence Crittenton Home 3110 Crittenton Place 13-129 2013 Report
176 Trinity A.M.E. Church 2130 East Hoffman Street 13-153 2013  
177 Union Mill (Historic Druid Mill) 1500 Union Avenue 13-168 2013  
178 C.J. Youse Building 235 Holiday Street 13-169 2013 Report
179 Brinks Building 231 Holiday Street 13-170 2013 Report
180 Canton Methodist Episcopal Church 1000 South Ellwood Avenue 13-171 2013 Report
181 Messiah English Lutheran Church 1025 South Potomac Street 13-172 2013 Report
182 Parkway Theatre 3 West North Avenue 14-241 2014 Report
183 Monumental Lodge No.3, Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World 1528 Madison Avenue 14-242 2014 Report
184 Haven Street Factory 101 North Haven Street 14-243 2014 Report
185 Public School No. 103, Henry Highland Garnet School 1315 Division Street 14-244 2014 Report
186 Cross Keys Valve House 5106 Falls Road 14-245 2014 Report
187 Enoch Pratt House 201 West Monument Street 14-247 2014 Report
188 St. John's in the Village 3009, 3009 1/2 Greenmount Avenue, 3001 Old York Road 14-289 2014 Report
189 Rehoboth Church of God in Christ Jesus Apostolic 700 Poplar Grove St. 14-305 2014 Report
190 Olmsted Parkways public right-of-way of the 2600-3200 blocks of the Alameda, the public right-of-way of the 0000-1800 blocks of 33rd Street, and the public right-of-way of the 1600-3900 blocks of the Gwynns Falls Parkway 15-334 2015 Report
191 American Legion Federal Post No. 19 1502 Madison Ave. 16-501 2016 Report
192 Apostolic Faith Church of God 1939 Walbrook Ave.  16-505 2016 Report
193 Ambassador Theatre 4604 Liberty Heights Ave. 16-506 2016 Report
194 St. Mark's Institutional Baptist Church 655 North Bentalou Street 16-507 2016 Report
195 Eastern Avenue Pumping Station 751 Eastern Ave. 16-582 2016 Report
196 Dr. John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School, (School #228) 701 Rappola St. 16-583 2016 Report
197 Patterson Park 100 South Linwood Avenue (Block 1740, Lot 001) and 201 South Linwood Avenue (Block 1740, Lot 002) 16-584 2016  
198 Greater Faith Baptist Church 3000-3004 Huntington Ave. 16-589 2016 Report
199 Harry O. Wilson House 4423 Craddock Ave. 17-040 2017 Report
200 Chick Webb Recreation Center 623 N. Eden Street 17-069 2017 Report
201 Our Saviour Lutheran Church 3301 The Alameda 17-073 2017 Report
           
Public Interiors          
PI1 Senator Theatre Public Interior 5904 York Road 11-465 2011  
PI2 St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church 1920 Saint Paul Street 12-082 2012 Report
PI3 St. John's in the Village 3009 1/2 Greenmount Ave 14-290 2014 Report
PI4 City Hall Rotunda 100 North Holliday St. 15-404 2015 Report

Note that the boundaries of the exterior landmarks are typically the entire parcel, unless otherwise stated in Article 6 of the Baltimore City Code. 

Map of Landmarks 

A map of Baltimore City Landmarks is available via Baltimore CityView.

Image of the Cityview map with "Landmarks" overlay selected.