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Baltimore’s architecture features an incredible abundance of styles, represented by both the grand and the mundane. Baltimore is graced by neoclassical masterpieces by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Robert Mills, and both Robert Cary Long, Sr. and Robert Cary Long, Jr. Functional stone and brick industrial buildings and mill villages that are found along the early waterways of Baltimore add to the variety of architectural styles in the city. The richness of this urban fabric attracts visitors and deserves to be protected and promoted.

Outstanding examples of the varied and significant architecture throughout the city include:

  • gracious mansions such as Carroll Mansion, Mount Clare Mansion, and Homewood House,
  • breathtaking churches and syngagogues, including Basilica of the Assumption, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, Old Saint Paul’s Church, Saint Mary’s Seminary Chapel, and Lovely Lane Methodist Church,
  • banks, hotels, and offices located in the commercial sector of the city, such as the Beaux Arts Belvedere Hotel, the Art Deco skyscraper at 10 Light Street, and the Bromo-Seltzer Tower,
  • imposing and grand institutional buildings, including City Hall, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Peabody Library,and
  • functional yet impressive industrial buildings such as the American Can Company Building, B&O Railroad Mount Clare Station Roundhouse, and Eastern Avenue Pumping Station.
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