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West Lexington Street, Murphy Building, 320-322 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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Item Title


Location
320-322 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-77-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-79).
Building/structure dates: 1910
Building/structure dates: 1917 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Significance: Excellent example of early 20th C eclectic commercial buildings, with exceptional applied terra-cotta decoration. Designed as a department store and offices, the structure was incorporated into Hochschild-Kohn, one of the city's oldest and largest department store chains. This structure used as corporate offices until acquired by city for redevelopment in 1970's.

Subjects
Business Enterprises
Brick Buildings
Stores & Shops


Related Names
Wright, Russell, Photographer
Wright, Russell, Historian
Wright, Russell, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, UPPER LEVELS (2 1/4' x 2 3/4' negative)
2. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH FLOORS (2 1/4' x 2 3/4' neg.)
3. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, SECOND FLOOR, PILASTER ON LEFT SIDE OF FACADE (2 1/4' x 2 3/4' neg.)
4. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, DETAIL OF SECOND FLOOR PILASTER ON RIGHT SIDE OF FACADE (35mm negative)
5. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, SECOND FLOOR CORNICE (35mm negative)
6. EXTERIOR, THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS SHOWING CORNICE, WINDOWS AND DECORATIVE PILASTERS (35mm negative)
7. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, FOURTH FLOOR (35mm negative)
8. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, FOURTH FLOOR, DETAIL OF PILASTER WITH TERRA COTTA APPLIED DECORATION (35mm negative)
9. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, FIFTH FLOOR, DETAIL OF ARCH (35mm negative)
10. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, SIXTH FLOOR AND CORNICE (35mm negative)
11. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT, DETAIL OF ROOF CORNICE (35mm negative)
12. INTERIOR, FIFTH FLOOR, VIEW LOOKING OUTSIDE SHOWING WROUGHT IRON RAILING (2 1/4' x 2 3/4' negative)


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