Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Inner Harbor Lofts
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° 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.