Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles Center & One Charles Center
The 14-block Charles Center project, begun in 1958, was the first piece of Baltimore's nationally recognized downtown Renaissance. the 33-acre project was strategically placed between the financial district on the east side and the retail district on the west. The new development consisted of office buildings, apartments, retail space, a hotel, a theatre, and parking facilities. Four older structures in the Charles Center area have remained, the Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928), the Baltimore Gas and Electric Building (1916), the Fidelity Building (1894) and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Building (1905).
The centerpiece of the development was One Charles Center. This 23-story aluminum-and-glass International Style office building constructed in 1962 was designed by Mies Van Der Rohe. The building had a pioneering role in the introduction of the International Style of Modernism to Baltimore.
National Register of Historic Places
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers series list.
Location. 39° 17.459′ N, 76° 36.924′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of North Charles Street and West Lexington Street when traveling south on North Charles Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 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. Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Paul's (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul's Parish (about 400 feet away); Downtown (about 400 feet away); Cecilius Calvert (about 500 feet away); Moving Up To Cathedral Hill: Three Centuries of Change (about 500 feet away); Building a City and a Nation: At the Crossroads (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.