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Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Inner Harbor Lofts

 
 
Inner Harbor Lofts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2008
1. Inner Harbor Lofts Marker
Inscription.  This complex, once three separate structures built between 1886 and 1905, hosed a wide variety of industries. These included a shoe manufacturer, the nation's leading straw hat company, (M.S. Levy), one of the largest lithographers in the south, (Isaac Friedenwald and Company), and E. Rosenfeld and Company, manufacturer of sleepwear.

These large, elegant buildings, with oversized windows to allow more light, were a welcome relief from the small, back rooms of tiny houses where people had worked and lived among strong fumes and cuttings piled high on the floor.

The unskilled labor force of the garment industry was filled largely by women, who worked 16 hour shifts for less than a dollar a day.
 
Erected by the City of Baltimore, Crowninshield Corporation, sponsor, and William Donald Schaefer, mayor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers series list.
 
Location. 39° 17.26′ N, 76° 
The Inner Harbor Lofts image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2008
2. The Inner Harbor Lofts
37.336′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of South Paca Street and West Lombard Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling north on South Paca Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Davidge Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Infirmary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Arts Tower (about 400 feet away); The Baltimore & Frederick-Town Turnpike (about 700 feet away); Faust Brothers Building (about 700 feet away); A Beloved General (about 800 feet away); James McHenry, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named James McHenry (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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Nov. 30, 2020