Midtown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Murchison's elaborate design of Beaux Arts classicism featured granite, terra cotta, and cast iron on the exterior, and an impressive interior of Sicilian marble walls, domed skylights of leaded glass, and Rookwood ceramic tiles. Rookwood was once the country's foremost manufacturer of art pottery, producing artistic ceramic tiles for the country's major hotels, churches, and train stations. The Rookwood tiles in Pennsylvania Station are one of the few installations left intact.
Previously on this site stood the old Union Station, erected by the Northern Central Railway in 1873. In 1884, the Pennsylvania Railroad brought the Northern Central Railway line, thereby tying Baltimore into the eastern seaboard rail network. By the early twentieth century, the old facility could no longer accommodate
Turn-of-the-century view of old Union Station.
Baltimore City Landmark
National Register of Historic Places
Erected 2008 by National Railroad Passenger Corporation; William Donald Schaefer, Mayor; Rededicated 2008, Sheila Dixon, Mayor.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers series list.
Location. 39° 18.436′ N, 76° 36.948′ W. Marker is in Midtown in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from North Charles Street north of West Oliver Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Entering the Automobile Age: The Horseless Revolution (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9/11 Memorial Garden (about 700 feet away); The Lyric Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Maryland Line Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greek Orthodox Cathedral (approx. Mount Royal Station (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Royal Station (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Royal Station (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midtown.
Regarding Pennsylvania Station. The station is commonly referred to Penn Station throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Additional keywords. Penn Station
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.