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Home > Maryland > Baltimore > Alex. Brown & Sons Company Building, 135 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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Location
135 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1121
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1986 subsequent work
Significance: The building was built for Alex. (Alexander) Brown & Sons (founded 1800), the first and oldest continually operating investment banking firm in the United States. As such, the building represents the firm's and, by association, Baltimore's, significance in American finance in the nineteenth century. Architecturally, the building is the first Baltimore commission of the firm of Parker and Thomas. It is one of the few structures in the district to survive the Great Fire of 1904, and the only known surviving structure to retain much of its elaborate, deliberately impressive marble and bronze interior and stained glass dome.

Subjects
Banking
Fires
Banks


Related Names
Parker & Thomas
Thomas, Douglas H.
Chevy Chase Financial Services
Brown, Alexander
Parker, J. Harleston
Beecher, Friz & Gregg
Ossman, J. Laurie, Historian
Rosenthal, James W., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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