Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Baltimore City Courthouse
Ninety years later, that courthouse was razed and a design competition was held for the present building. Leading architects from around the country presented design schemes which aimed to combine simplicity with dignity. J. B. Noel Wyatt and William G. Nolting’s award winning design of Beaux-Arts classicism demonstrated the taste of the period for strict symmetry, massive columns and clear definition of parts.
The interior of the courthouse, richly ornamented with marble and mahogany, is notable for its Orphans Court, Bar Library and Supreme Bench Rotunda. Bold, vivid murals deplicting ancient lawgivers and Maryland historical events decorate the court rooms, vestibules and halls. The Baltimore City Courthouse was the site of the 1979 film “And Justice for All.”
Erected by the City of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer, mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 17.452′ N, 76° 36.751′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of North Calvert Street and Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north on North Calvert Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover Baltimore: The Monumental City (a few steps from this marker); Old Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Equitable Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Munsey Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cecilius Calvert (about 400 feet away); Alex Brown Investment Banking Company (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . . A Guide To The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Courthouse, Baltimore, Maryland; (Submitted on October 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings •
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