Inner Harbor Lofts

Inner Harbor Lofts (HM496)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.26', W 76° 37.336'

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This complex, once three separate structures built between 1886 and 1905, hosed a wide variety of industries. These included a shoe manufacturer, the nation's leading straw hat company, (M.S. Levy), one of the largest lithographers in the south, (Isaac Friedenwald and Company), and E. Rosenfeld and Company, manufacturer of sleepwear.

These large, elegant buildings, with oversized windows to allow more light, were a welcome relief from the small, back rooms of tiny houses where people had worked and lived among strong fumes and cuttings piled high on the floor.

The unskilled labor force of the garment industry was filled largely by women, who worked 16 hour shifts for less than a dollar a day.
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HM NumberHM496
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Baltimore City Historical Markers series
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Placed ByThe City of Baltimore, Crowninshield Corporation, sponsor, and William Donald Schaefer, mayor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360091 N 4349954
Decimal Degrees39.28766667, -76.62226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.26', W 76° 37.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 15.60" N, 76° 37' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38 S Paca St, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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