The Crown Cork & Seal Co. [building] 1500 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore Not dated John Dubas 5 x 7 inch glass negative Baltimore City Life Museum Collection (Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection) Maryland Historical Society MC9058
Now known as the Copycat building, Francis O'Neill, Senior Reference Librarian provides this background on the building:
“No. 1501-1523 Guilford Avenue - formally (and for many years informally too) the Fallsway Building was built ca. 1897 by Crown Cork & Seal, which afterwards built annexes to the north and east of it. In the 1920s, however, Crown opened a satellite plant in furthest east Baltimore, and eventually came to the conclusion that that was a better location for them; by the end of World War II they had almost totally forsaken their Guilford Avenue campus, contenting themselves with renting those buildings out to various smaller businesses, including the one that today gives the main building its informal name.”
Elevated train Guilford Avenue, Baltimore 1932 Robert Kniesche (1906-1976) 4 x 5 inch film negative Kniesche Collection Maryland Historical Society PP79.358.1
I had no idea that Baltimore once had an elevated train until I saw this photograph. Thanks to Francis O'Neill in the MdHS library, I now know that the elevated train had a very short route that would take passengers above the train yards located along Guilford Avenue. The Baltimore Sun building is located about where this photograph was taken.