Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The North Avenue Poly Building
For many years, Poly conducted classes in a building on Courtland Street (now St. Paul Place) between Saratoga and Pleasant. In 1909, the School Board bought the Maryland School for the Blind Building, located on North Avenue and Calvert. The East and West Wings, designed by Baldwin & Pennington, were added in 1912.
In 1931, the Center Wing replaced the original Maryland School for the Blind building; the auditorium adjacent to Guilford Avenue and the front terraces were added at the same time. The resulting complex, designed by Charles Anderson, is a good example of urban school design prevalent in the early twentieth century.
Poly, pre 1931, showing the original Maryland School for the Blind building in the center
A. Aubrey Bodine photograph of Poly surveyors
Baltimore City Landmark
Erected by Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Sponsor; Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Centennial Committee, Sponsor; William Donald Schaefer, Mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 18.706′ N, 76° 36.786′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on East North Avenue (U.S. 1) east of North Calvert Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Goucher Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsylvania Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ouija Board (approx. 0.4 miles away); Green Mount Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Entering the Automobile Age: The Horseless Revolution (approx. half a mile away); 9/11 Memorial Garden (approx. half a mile away); The Lyric Theatre (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.