Discover Charles Street Your Charles Street Journey Station North
The Station North Arts & Entertainment District was the first area in the city to receive Maryland’s designation as an arts and entertainment district. Today, Station North is an exciting area of artist studios, galleries, restaurants, and performance venues, as well as the impressive Lovely Lane Methodist Church.
Things to See in Station North
- Pennsylvania Station (1525 N. Charles Street) — Built in a grand classic style, Pennsylvania Station is an architectural marvel of marble, mahogany, bronze, mosaic tiles, and leaded stained glass built over the tracks on top of tall steel columns. Just outside the front door is Male/Female, a 51-foot-tall, textured aluminum sculpture. The sculpture has inspired significant controversy among art critics and city citizens alike.
- Charles Theater (1525 N. Charles Street) — The former barn and powerhouse for a trolley company was transformed into a five-screen art house showing first-run Hollywood releases and art, foreign, and classic films.
- Lovely Lane United Methodist Church (2200 Saint Paul Street) —The church is designed in the Romanesque style of the early churches and basilicas in Ravenna, Italy and was built between 1882 and 1887. The church is referred to as the “Mother Church of American Methodism.” Lovely Lane houses a museum that focuses on the birth and history of the Methodist denomination.
- Baltimore Streetcar Museum (1901 Falls Road) — Visitors can see how Baltimoreans used to get around at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. Open on weekends, the museum operates a number of streetcars and is dedicated to preserving Baltimore’s public transportation history.