Continental Trust Building

Continental Trust Building (HM3U5)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21202
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.356', W 76° 36.742'

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The Continental Trust Building, constructed in 1902, is the only building in Baltimore designed by Daniel H. Burnham, a major figure in the Commercial Style that developed in Chicago at the turn of the century and produced the American skyscraper. Burnham's notable works include a number of office buildings in Chicago, the Flatiron Building in New York, Union Station in Washington, D.C., and the 1909 civic improvement plan for Chicago, a landmark in the development of modern city planning.

The interior of this "completely fireproof," 16-story building burned like a torch during the Baltimore fire of 1904. Here the fire reached its hottest point - approximately 2,500?F - and the skyscraper flamed inside from top to bottom.

The exterior, however, survived the fire intact and the building became an object of study among architects and engineers. The major alterations to the building since the Fire was the unfortunate removal of most of its cornice and frieze. The original appearance of the building is shown here.
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HM NumberHM3U5
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Baltimore City Historical Markers series
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Placed ByThe City of Baltimore, Geller Associates, sponsor and William Donald Schaefer, mayor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360948 N 4350116
Decimal Degrees39.28926667, -76.61236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.356', W 76° 36.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 21.36" N, 76° 36' 44.52" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 S Calvert St, Baltimore MD 21202, US
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