Evergreen House - Baltimore MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 20.928 W 076° 37.236
18S E 360357 N 4356736
Quick Description: It exemplifies the type of residence maintained by America’s financial and industrial aristocracy during the period between the Civil War and World War II.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2022 8:38:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM16FDN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
National Register of Historic Places Inventory---Nomination Form

Evergreen House
Inventory No.: B-47
Date Listed: 1/17/1983
Location: 4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Baltimore City
Category: Building
Period/Date of Construction: 1850-1860; 1884; 1922
Architect/Builder: Architects: Niernsee & Nielson, Charles L. Carson, Lawrence Hall Fowler

Significance: The significance of Evergreen House derives from several sources. It exemplifies the type of residence maintained by America’s financial and industrial aristocracy during the period between the Civil War and World War II. The numerous expansions and remodelings of the house reflect the changing tastes and interest of its owners. This series of remodelings represents the work of a succession of distinguished Baltimore architects: The original ca. 1850-60 Classical Revival has been attributed to Niernsee and Nielson; the 1885 alterations, including the north wing containing a billiard room, bowling alley, and gymnasium, were carried out to the design of Charles L. Carson; in 1922, Lawrence Hall Fowler transformed these spaces into an art gallery and theatre (noted set designer Leon Baskt created the stenciled decoration of the theatre); Fowler was also the architect for all subsequent changes including the 1928 library. The house is further significant for its association, over the period 1878-1952, with the Garrett family, prominent in financial, industrial, philanthropic, and cultural affairs in the city and state. The property’s current appearance reflects the period of the Garretts’ occupation; the family’s furnishings, and collections of art and rare books, remain intact in the house, which is administered as a cultural and educational institution.
Street address:
4545 North Charles Street
Baltimore , MD United States

County / Borough / Parish: Baltimore (Independent City)

Year listed: 1983

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Education, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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