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The Latrobe Building

 
 
The Latrobe Building Marker image. Click for more information.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 7, 2008
1. The Latrobe Building Marker
Inscription. 1912 The Latrobe Building 1984
The Latrobe building was designed by Edward H. Glidden, a prominent Baltimore architect. The Latrobe name commemorates John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe, a respected attorney whose home formerly stood on this site. John Latrobe was a leader in an extraordinary range of civic affairs in the latter half of the nineteenth century including service as chairman of the Public Parks Commission of Baltimore City, president of the Maryland Historical Society, and president of the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was the son of Benjamin H. Latrobe, architect of the Baltimore Cathedral and was father of Ferdinand Latrobe, who served five terms as mayor of Baltimore, between 1875 and 1895.

Restoration of the Latrobe Building was dedicated on May 15, 1984 by William Donald Schaefer, Mayor, City of Baltimore.

Developers:
Kemp Byrnes
James W. Duncan, Jr.
Timothy S. Smick
Architect: Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet, Inc.
Contractor: Glen Arm Construction Company
 
Location. 39° 17.984′ N, 76° 36.939′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Read
The Latrobe Building image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 7, 2008
2. The Latrobe Building
Marker is on the left corner.
Street and North Charles Street, on the right when traveling west on East Read Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 East Read Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Shoemaker House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Axe and the Cherry Tree (about 500 feet away); The American Psychoanalytic Association (about 500 feet away); Henry August Rowland House (about 600 feet away); William H. Welch House (about 600 feet away); Romance of a Romantic (about 600 feet away); Francis Scott Key (about 700 feet away); Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Latrobe Building image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 7, 2008
3. The Latrobe Building
The Latrobe Building (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 7, 2008
4. The Latrobe Building (detail)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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