Calvert Street

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Baltimore Street, east from Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1904
Unidentified photographer
8 x 10 inch glass negative
B&O Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC4742

Baltimore Street between Calvert Street and Guilford Avenue (after fire)
Baltimore, Maryland
Not dated
Unidentified photographer
8 x 10 inch glass negative
B&O Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC4709

This is one of my favorite “before and after” pair of photographs from the collection. These glass negatives were separated from each other and found after reference photographs of the Baltimore City Life Museum 8x10 inch glass negatives were shot. Although it was not written on the sleeves, it appears the second photograph was taken after the Great Fire of 1904.

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I Killed the Prom Queen- Calvert Street (music video)

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City Post Office 
Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1915
Hughes Company
8x10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC6488

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This post office was built between 1882 and 1889 and is the site of the present post office. This photograph includes a street car, edge of Battle Monument fence, and part of the City Hall dome. 

Location on Google Maps Street View: 


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Now-and-then pictures: Calvert and Monument streets
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THEN: Sometime in the 1920s, rowhouses are seen on the northeast corner of Calvert and Monument streets in downtown Baltimore, across from then-Loyola College and Loyola High School. (Baltimore Sun photo circa 1920s)

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NOW: In 2015, the Maryland State Highway Administration building is seen on the northeast corner of Calvert and Monument streets across from Center Stage. (Jerry Jackson, Baltimore Sun photo, 2015)

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I Killed The Prom Queen have released a live video for ‘Calvert Street’.

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I Killed The Prom Queen have released a music video for ‘Calvert Street’.

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[Street scene with pedestrians and streetcar]
Baltimore Street, looking east from Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1925
Hughes Company 
8x10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC6038

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Location on Google Maps Street View: 


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Mt. Royal Hotel
East Mt. Royal Avenue and North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1929 (top), 1931 (bottom)
Unidentified photographer
8x10 inch negative
Subject Vertical File (Baltimore - Hotels)
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF]

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Google Maps Street View of the hotel today (now apartments):


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Alexander Brown Bank, interior
Calvert at Baltimore Street, southeast corner
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1913
Hughes Company
8 x 10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC7029-2 

Court House [sic], Calvert and Lexington.
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1864
D.R. Stiltz and Company 
Carte de visite, 5.715 x 10.16 cm.
D.R. Stiltz and Company Views of Baltimore Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP106.28

(Continuing the theme of law and order.)

Southwest corner of Calvert and Mercer Streets, before removal of wires
Baltimore, Maryland 
Not dated
Photograph by Alfred Waldeck
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC2613-2
 

 

Rowhouses on west side of Calvert Street
Calvert Street, between Chase Street and Biddle Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1890
Photograph by James F. Hughes (d. ca. 1903)
John Appleton Wilson Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP3.37

The Hughes Company was a commercial photography studio in Baltimore, Md. which made photographs for corporations, the government, and private individuals. The company was founded by James F. Hughes (d. ca. 1903), who was first listed as a photographer in the Baltimore directory in 1877.

This is definitely one of my favorite photographs in the MdHS collection (and is also this tumblr’s avatar).