Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building
BGEtower.jpg
Entrance to building at 39 West Lexington Street
Former names Baltimore Gas & Electric Building
Consolidated Gas Company Building
Lexington Street Building
West Tower
Constellation Energy/BG&E Building
General information
Type Residential apartments
Architectural style beaux-arts architectural
Location 39 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′28″N 76°37′02″W / 39.2912°N 76.6171°W / 39.2912; -76.6171Coordinates: 39°17′28″N 76°37′02″W / 39.2912°N 76.6171°W / 39.2912; -76.6171
Completed 1916
Height
Roof 88 m (289 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Design and construction
Architect

Parker, Thomas & Rice

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building
Built 1916
Architectural style Beaux Arts, Skyscraper
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 03001325[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 2003
References
[2][3][4]

The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building is a historic office building located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is a 21-story skyscraper designed by the Boston and Baltimore-based architectural firm of Parker, Thomas and Rice, and was constructed in 1916. Standing at 88 m (289 ft) it was tied with the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower from 1916 to 1923 as the tallest building in Baltimore.[citation needed] It was constructed with a structural steel skeleton and tile arch flooring structure. The exterior is clad with gray granite and gray and white marble from the first through third floors (including the mezzanine) and glazed terra cotta in a Beaux-Arts Classical Style. The building includes sculptures at the fourth floor representing "knowledge", "light", "heat" and "power."[5]

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

A smaller addition was built in 1966, designed by Fisher, Nes, Campbell and Associates.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building at Emporis
  3. ^ Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building at Structurae
  5. ^ a b Dorsey, John; Dilts, James D. (1981). A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Second ed.). Centreville, Maryland: Tidewater Publishes. p. 57. ISBN 0-87033-272-4. 

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