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The Banking House of Alexander Brown & Sons

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 8, 2021
1. The Banking House of Alexander Brown & Sons Marker
Inscription.  
This building was home to Alexander Brown & Sons Company, founded in 1800 as the first investment banking firm in the United States. Douglas Thomas designed the building in the popular Beaux-Arts style and the building was constructed in 1901. It withstood the ravages of the Great Fire of 1904.

Within the North hall, an irreplaceable stained glass dome provides for a remarkable arrival into the building. The dome appears to be the work of Baltimore artist Gustave Baumstark, who studied under both Louis Tiffany and John La Farge.

The building has remained in the possession of the decendents of Alexander Brown and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as well as being a treasured Baltimore City Landmark.

A proper historical renovation of the building's interior was completed in 2019 to allow for the opening of the Alexander Brown Restaurant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceLandmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 39° 17.373′ 
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N, 76° 36.745′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of South Calvert Street (Route 2) and East Baltimore Street, on the left when traveling north on South Calvert Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 S Calvert St, 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. Discover Baltimore’s Changing Skyline (a few steps from this marker); Continental Trust Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Munsey Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lovely Lane Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Equitable Building (about 300 feet away); American District Telegraph (ADT) (about 300 feet away); The Battle Monument (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle Monument (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked markers.
 
The Banking House of Alexander Brown & Sons image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 8, 2021
2. The Banking House of Alexander Brown & Sons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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