1401 Laurens Street (Commercial Building), 1401 Laurens Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
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1401 Laurens Street, Baltimore, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MD-1009
Significance: The building at 1401 Laurens Street is representative of the early 20th century commercialization of Baltimore's late 19th century neighborhoods and of the concurrent racial change from white to black as the inner city black population moved outward, following the move of white residents to new suburbs. The building was built about 1912 and first occupied by the Chenoweth Butter Company, a butter, cheese, and egg store, with a public hall, Chenoweth Hall, on the second floor.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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