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.
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.
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