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Baltimore City Hall, Holliday Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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Location
Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-46
Building/structure dates: 1867
Significance: There are a number of significant historical and architectural facts about Baltimore's City Hall: 1. ...As significant as the fact that the Baltimore City Hall was renovated to be used for its original purpose, is the fact that usable space was increased almost twofold by fitting in two extra floors, by replacing dead storage space in the basement with offices, and by moving corridor walls to maximize office space. 2. The tall dome consisting of cast iron plates over wrought iron infrastructure is one of the finest specimens of architectural ironwork in the country. It was executed by the famous Baltimore engineer, Wendell Bollman. 3. City Hall was built for $200,000.00 less than the allotted sum. 4. The building was renovated and built almost entirely with local materials and craftsmen. 5. It was renovated for a sum comparable to the original construction cost. 6. And perhaps, too, it should be noted that Architectural Heritage, Inc., the firm that did the feasibility study on the renovation, adopted a new name for the project, Architectural Heritage-Baltimore, Inc.

Subjects
Municipal Government
Conservation & Restoration
City & Town Halls


Related Names
Fredericks, George A.
Karcher, Michael, Photographer
Daiss, Margaret Dean, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. photocopy of print by A. Hoen &Co.,1877, City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877, showing east (main) front and south front
2. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877,showing plan of roof and dome
3. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877,showing plan of first floor
4. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877,showing section on line C-D
5. East front of city hall and War Memorial in front
6. roof and tower,with upper floors of east and south fronts
7. front doors,no longer used
8. rotunda,first and second floors
9. rotunda,fourth floor
10. ceiling and skylight above the rotunda
11. interior courtyard flanking rotunda,Jon-Eric Eaton,photographer,summer 1981
12. city council chambers
13. city council chambers, speaker's desk
14. Board of Estimates room
15. mayor's ceremonial room
16. council member's office
17. department of finance,former ballroom
18. administrative office
19. law department,in the basement
20. stairwell
21. door knob detail,showing north point monument which is also used on the city seal
22. photocopy of dome restoration,1975-1977,photographer unknown
23. photocopy of courtyard renovation,1975-1977,photographer unknown
24. photocopy of conversion of ballroom in finance department, 1975-1977,photographer unknown
25. renovation,unidentified room,1975-1977,photographer unknown


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