Pratt Street Power Plant, South of Pratt Street on Pier 4, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
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South of Pratt Street on Pier 4, Baltimore, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MD-101
Significance: The Pratt Street Power Plant is a striking example of early 20th century industrial architecture and one of 11 buildings to survive the Baltimore Fire of 1904. The central and southern buildings are the work of Baldwin and Pennington, a noted Baltimore architectural firm. The Power Plant, still a dominant structure in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, was constructed to serve as the principal power source for the United Railways and Electric Company. In 1984 the Power Plant was converted to an entertainment center. No boilers or machinery survive although some original equipment may remain as part of a "small historical exhibit" mounted within the now defunct entertainment center.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW FROM NORTHWEST SHOWING WEST SIDE OF PIER AND WEST FACADE OF POWER PLANT
2. VIEW FROM PRATT STREET (NORTH) SHOWING EAST SIDE OF PIER AND EAST SIDE OF POWER PLANT
3. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST SHOWING EAST SIDE OF PIER AND SOUTH AND EAST FACADES OF POWER PLANT
4. VIEW FROM PRATT STREET (NORTH) SHOWING NORTH END OF PIER FROM WEST AND NORTH FACADE OF POWER PLANT
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