Algonquin Apartments

Baltimore, Maryland

Restoring residential use to previously converted historic apartment building

Baltimore, Maryland

Daejan Holdings

Completion Date

56 Units

Project Type
Historic Restoration, Conversion of Offices to Residential

Professional Credits
Waldon Studio Architects

Reclaiming the past

Located in the Mount Vernon Historic District of Baltimore, this nine-story structure was developed in the early 1900s as a luxury apartment building. In the mid-1940s, it was converted to professional offices and became known as the Medical Arts Building.  Despite this use for over 60 years, most of the original apartment layouts were kept intact, along with a wealth of historic interior details – fluted columns, cornices, coved ceilings, chair rails, wall paneling, fireplace mantels, paneled doors, and casings.

Elevator Lobby
Apartment interior

This renovation and restoration project converted the original luxury apartments to 56 smaller, energy-efficient, market-rate units, and upgraded the building to comply with current codes while preserving historic details. Several apartments were designed to be fully accessible. In addition, the facades were preserved and restored, and the entrance was sensitively adapted to improve accessibility.       

Katherine Good, CSI, APT

Senior Project Manager, Historic Preservation Practice Leader
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Donald Kann, RA, NCARB

Principal, Housing & Mixed Use Practice Leader
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