House at Nine North Front Street (1790) - Baltimore, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 17.423 W 076° 36.319
18S E 361559 N 4350229
Quick Description: This beautifully restored home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It sits in an area known as Shot Tower Park. A survival from the 18th century, this house was built in the section of the city known as "Jonestown".
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2008 10:10:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM46BH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Saddlesore1000
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Long Description:
Designed and built in the 1790s in the Federal style, 9 North Front Street was once a part of a neighborhood of merchants and artisans.

Among the occupants of the area in 1804 were soap-boilers, a hatter, a coach maker, the "captain of the watch", and the "physician of the Port". The second mayor of Baltimore (1804-1808), Thorowgood Smith, lived in this hose from 1802-1804.

Over the years the house has served as a Gardner's Hotel, Seuss Restaurant, and an auto-parts shop. Inn 1971, the City of Baltimore acquired the house in conjunction with the development of Shot Tower Park. Through the efforts of the Women's Civic League, the exterior of the house has been faithfully restored and the interior renovated to provide headquarters for the League.

Source --> Interpretive display @ site

Tours are free – call for hours - 410 837 5424
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 01/01/1790

Architectural Period/Style: Federal

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Please see Long Description

Listed Building Status (if applicable): National Register of Historic Places

Main Material of Construction: Brick

Private/Public Access: Public

Related Website: [Web Link]


Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Admission Fee (if applicable): Not Listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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