Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Latrobe Building
The Latrobe building was designed by Edward H. Glidden, a prominent Baltimore architect. The Latrobe name commemorates John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe, a respected attorney whose home formerly stood on this site. John Latrobe was a leader in an extraordinary range of civic affairs in the latter half of the nineteenth century including service as chairman of the Public Parks Commission of Baltimore City, president of the Maryland Historical Society, and president of the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was the son of Benjamin H. Latrobe, architect of the Baltimore Cathedral and was father of Ferdinand Latrobe, who served five terms as mayor of Baltimore, between 1875 and 1895.
Restoration of the Latrobe Building was dedicated on May 15, 1984 by William Donald Schaefer, Mayor, City of Baltimore.
James W. Duncan, Jr.
Timothy S. Smick
Architect: Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet, Inc.
Contractor: Glen Arm Construction Company
Location. 39° 17.984′ N, 76° 36.939′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Read Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 East Read Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building High Society: Captains of Commerce (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Shoemaker House (about 400 feet away); The Axe and the Cherry Tree (about 500 feet away); 800-810 Cathedral Street Row Houses (about 500 feet away); The American Psychoanalytic Association (about 500 feet away); Henry August Rowland House (about 600 feet away); William H. Welch House (about 600 feet away); Romance of a Romantic (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,148 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.