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36 Montgomery Street (House), Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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HB575632
Historic American Buildings Survey E

HB575633
Historic American Buildings Survey E


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Item Title


Location
Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-370
Building/structure dates: 1783
Significance: Thirty Six East Montgomery Street, Baltimore, Maryland, was an original lot (#884) of Lunn's Lott in 1782. The dwelling was constructed between 1783 and 1787 under an agreement between John Eager Howard (land owner) and John Ermane (lessee). It has been owned by several prominent citizens, among them, William McMechan, judge in the Baltimore City Court and John T. Grindall, well known resident and land speculator in South Baltimore. This two and one half story brick dwelling, now the largest remaining eighteen century townhouse in the Federal Hill Historic District, was at one time one of the most elegant in the area. There are remnants of graceful detailing in the arched stairhall and delicate moldings in the high-ceilinged rooms. The front doorway with pilasters, fanlight and pediment is installed in the Maryland Wing of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The missing cornice featured Gothic dentils similar to the ones on the pediment of the doorway. The house is not only in a sever state of decay, but it is also threatened by demolition for a part of the proposed city boulevard system.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Town Houses


Related Names
Pickering, E. H., Photographer
Rozansky, Marsha, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer July 1936
2. Historic American Buildings Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer July 1936 DOORWAY. NOW IN THE POSSESSION OF BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART.


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