Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home > Maryland > Baltimore > Mercantile Trust & Deposit Company, 200 East Redwood Street (Redwood & Calvert Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey Lanny Miyamoto, Photographer October 1958 Exterior, General View - Southwest Corner
HB576186
Historic American Buildings Survey Lanny Miyamoto, Photographer October 1958 Exterior, General View - Southwest Corner
Historic American Buildings Survey Lanny Miyamoto, Photographer October 1958 Exterior, Detail Of Carving, West Side
HB576187
Historic American Buildings Survey Lanny Miyamoto, Photographer October 1958 Exterior, Detail Of Carving, West Side


Data Pages


Color Transparencies

Image not currently available to download
Please email us to
purchase this image.
Item Title


Location
200 East Redwood Street (Redwood & Calvert Streets, Baltimore, MD

Find maps of Baltimore, MD


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-191
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 2000 subsequent work
Significance: This building, erected in 1885, was designed by J.B. Noel Wyatt and Joseph Evans Sperry. Its exterior design is outstanding for the period in Baltimore.The significance of the Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Company building resides not only in its considerable aesthetic merits, discussed in the 1960 HABS report, but also in the importance of the institution and its founding members to the history of commerce in late nineteenth-century Baltimore. While the Mercantile Trust Company and the Safe Deposit did not merge until 1953, their histories were intertwined from the beginning, and together they illuminate a crucial segment of Baltimore's post-Civil War financial culture. The Mercantile's significance as a Baltimore landmark is strengthened by virtue of its status as one of few structures in the city's central business district to survive the Great Fire of 1904.

Subjects
Banking
Fires
Banks


Related Names
Wyatt, J. B. Noel.
Sperry, Joseph Evans
Piscatelli, Nicholas
Berman, Alan
Thomas, Leo
Vincon, Edward B.
Miyamoto, Lanny, Photographer
Hunter, Wilbur Harvey, Historian
Rosenthal, James W., Photographer
Ossman, J. Laurie, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Lanny Miyamoto, Photographer October 1958 EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW - SOUTHWEST CORNER
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Lanny Miyamoto, Photographer October 1958 EXTERIOR, DETAIL OF CARVING, WEST SIDE


Back to Baltimore, Maryland