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Mt. Vernon Place Historic District
Inventory No.: B-3722
Date Listed: 11/11/1971
Location: Baltimore, Baltimore City
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 19th-early 20th century
Boundary Description: Bounded by Hamilton Street, St. Paul Street, Hargrove Alley, Read Street, and Poly Alley
NHL Date: 11/11/1971
Resources: 183 (13 contributing, 0 non-contributing)
Description: The Mount Vernon Place Historic District is located on the streets and squares surrounding the Washington Monument. It includes not only some of the grand mansions of Baltimore's leading citizens of the period such as the Garrett-Jacobs House and the Thomas-Jencks-Gladding House, but also the Peabody Institute Concert Hall and the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church. In the area are Belvidere Terrace, a radical change in the concept of rowhouse design, and such architecturally significant buildings as the Maryland Club, the Peabody Dormitory, the First Presbyterian Church, and the Maryland Historical Society which contains an important collection of artifacts including the original manuscript of the "Star Spangled Banner." On the northwest extremity of the District lies Tyson Street, with its humble homes of early-19th century artisans. The original concept of a square in the European form still exists on Mount Vernon Place. The Washington Monument, built between 1815 and 1829, was the first formal monument built in a city in the United States to George Washington. The squares which flank the Monument are landscaped with shrubs, grass, and walks, and are embellished with statues and fountains. There are no setbacks from the building line to destroy the 19th century continuity and symmetry. Surrounding Mount Vernon Place and included in the District are several pleasant groups of row houses which were built in the mid-to-late 19th century as well as a number of important public buildings of the same period. Significance: The Mount Vernon Place Historic District, in its broad range of architectural styles, is a reflection of Baltimore's history and life patterns during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Centered around the Washington Monument and its four radiating parks, Mount Vernon Place Historic District is the finest surviving example in Maryland of 19th century urban planning and has served as the focal point of many of Baltimore's most important events in the last 150 years. As a concentration of excellence which has survived the vicissitudes of a changing society and which continues to contribute to the fabric of the City with the presence in the area of such institutions as the Walters Art Gallery, the Peabody Institute, and the Maryland Historical Society, the Mount Vernon Place Historic District has remained alive and is attracting people back to the City from the suburbs.

District Resources (183) (13 contributing, 0 non-contributing)

From associated listing in National Register nomination form. C = Contributing, NC = non-contributing, blank = not evaluated.

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
1 W. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-48 -- Hackerman House (Thomas-Jencks-Gladding House)
716 N. Charles StreetCthe Stafford Apartments
809 Cathedral StreetCB-5206 -- 809 Cathedral Street
12 E. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-5213 -- 12 E. Mount Vernon Place
14 E. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-5212 -- 14 E. Mount Vernon Place
20 E. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-5211 -- 20 E. Mount Vernon Place
10 W. Centre StreetCB-116 -- Walters Art Gallery
Charles Street at Mount Vernon Place CB-6 -- Washington Monument
12, 14, and 16 E. Madison StreetCB-5216 -- 12, 14, and 16 E. Madison Street
1 E. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-130 -- Peabody Institute Conservatory (Map Only) (Abell House)
1-17 E. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-967 -- Peabody Institute Conservatory & George Peabody Library
2-10 E. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-81 -- Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church
7-11 W. Mount Vernon PlaceCB-132 -- Garrett-Jacobs House (The Engineering Center)
5 W. Mount Vernon Place B-152 -- Walters House
17 E. Branch Lane  
16 E. Mount Vernon Place  
18 E. Mount Vernon Place  
22 E. Mount Vernon Place B-3893 -- Silbergeld Residence
23 E. Branch Lane  
24 E. Mount Vernon Place  
26 E. Mount Vernon Place  
28 E. Mount Vernon Place  
708 Saint Paul Street  
706 Saint Paul Street  
27-33 E. Mount Vernon Place B-4271 -- Peabody Houses
516 N. Charles Street  
518 N. Charles Street B-1997 -- Biggs Antique Company, Inc. (Ixia Bar & Lounge)
520 N. Charles Street  
524 N. Charles Street  
529 N. Charles Street B-3859 -- Consulate Condominiums
527 N. Charles Street B-2032 -- Andre's Beauty Salon
525 N. Charles Street B-2031 -- Bradley & Herbert Opticians, Inc.
523 N. Charles Street B-2030 -- The Theosophical Society of Maryland
521 N. Charles Street  
519 N. Charles Street  
517 N. Charles Street  
6 E. Hamilton Street  
8 E. Hamilton Street  
10 E. Hamilton Street  
521 Lovegroup Street  
7 E. Centre Street  
11 E. Centre Street  
13 E. Centre Street  
16 E. Hamilton Street B-2023 -- Former carriage house (Bottling plant, club rooms)
14 E. Hamilton Street  
18-20 E. Hamilton Street  
22 E. Hamilton Street  
15 E. Centre Street  
17 E. Centre Street  
19 E. Centre Street  
21 E. Centre Street  
508 Saint Paul Place  
510-512 Saint Paul Place B-2034 -- Mosler Building
514 Saint Paul Place  
516-518 Saint Paul Place B-2036 -- United Realty Co.
520-522 Saint Paul Place  
524 Saint Paul Place  
526-530 Saint Paul Place B-2039 -- Riosa Baking Powder Co. & Caf-Fee-No Drugs (Lipchin Building)
532 Saint Paul Place  
23 E. Centre Street  
101 W. Read Street  
812 Cathedral Street  
810 Cathedral Street  
808 Cathedral Street  
802 Cathedral Street  
102 W. Madison Street  
800 Cathedral Street  
712 Cathedral Street  
702 Cathedral Street  
100 W. Monument Street  
700 Cathedral Street B-133 -- Miller House (Map Only)
105 W. Monument Street  
103 W. Monument Street  
612 Cathedral Street (101 W. Monument Street)  
617 Ploy Street  
610 Cathedral Street  
608 Cathedral Street  
606-606 1/2 Cathedral Street  
600 Cathedral Street  
518 Cathedral Street  
516 Cathedral Street  
514 Cathedral Street  
510 Cathedral Street  
508 Cathedral Street  
512 Cathedral Street  
506 Cathedral Street  
504 Cathedral Street  
505 Cathedral Street  
18 W. Hamilton Street  
16 W. Hamilton Street  
14 W. Hamilton Street  
12 W. Hamilton Street  
10 W. Hamilton Street  
8 W. Hamilton Street  
509 Cathedral Street  
511 Cathedral Street  
513 Cathedral Street  
515 Cathedral Street  
13 W. Centre Street  
517 Cathedral Street  
10-18 W. Hamilton Street B-138 -- (Map Only)
15 W. Mount Vernon Place  
13 W. Mount Vernon Place  
701 Cathedral Street  
16 W. Mount Vernon Place  
14 W. Mount Vernon Place  
12 W. Mount Vernon Place  
8 W. Mount Vernon Place B-137 -- Tiffany-Fisher House (Mt. Vernon Club)
700 Washington Place  
15 W. Madison Street  
705 Cathedral Street  
703 Cathedral Street  
718 Washington Place  
716 Washington Place  
20 W. Madison Street  
18 W. Madison Street  
803-805 Cathedral Street  
16 W. Madison Street  
14 W. Madison Street  
12 W. Madison Street  
10 W. Madison Street  
8 W. Madison Street  
800 N. Charles Street  
807 Cathedral Street  
815 Cathedral Street  
3 W. Read Street  
816 N. Charles Street  
814 N. Charles Street  
829 N. Charles Street  
827 N. Charles Street  
825 N. Charles Street  
823 N. Charles Street  
821 N. Charles Street  
819 N. Charles Street  
815 N. Charles Street  
813 N. Charles Street  
811 N. Charles Street  
809 N. Charles Street  
807 N. Charles Street  
805 N. Charles Street  
801 N. Charles Street  
3 E. Read Street  
4 E. Madison Street  
8 E. Madison Street  
10 E. Madison Street  
18 E. Madison Street  
24 E. Madison Street  
804 Saint Paul Street  
808 Saint Paul Street  
9 E. Read Street  
11 E. Read Street  
13 E. Read Street  
810 Saint Paul Treet  
827 Saint Paul Street  
817 Saint Paul Street  
813 Saint Paul Street  
811 Saint Paul Street  
809 Saint Paul Street  
807 Saint Paul Street  
805 Saint Paul Street  
803 Saint Paul Street  
801 Saint Paul Street  
719 Washington Place  
717 Washington Place  
715 Washington Place  
7 E. Madison Street  
9 E. Madison Street  
717 Lovegrove Street  
715 Lovegrove Street  
714 Saint Paul Street  
712 Saint Paul Street  
710 Saint Paul Street  
723 Saint Paul Street  
717-721 Saint Paul Street B-3797 -- Mt. Vernon Limited Partnership
715 Saint Paul Street  
713 Saint Paul Street  
711 Saint Paul Street  
709 Saint Paul Street  
707 Saint Paul Street  
701 Saint Paul Street  
649 Saint Paul Street  
545 Saint Paul Place & 111 E. Centre Street B-2044 -- Chesapeake Life Building/J.E. Grottendick & Sons, Church Ware & Religious Art
523-525 Saint Paul Place B-2043 -- Antioch College/Genealogical Publishing Company

 

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