Cathedral Hill Historic District (Baltimore, Maryland)

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Cathedral Hill Historic District
Basilica of the Assumption
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17.65′N 76°37′W / 39.29417°N 76.617°W / 39.29417; -76.617Coordinates: 39°17.65′N 76°37′W / 39.29417°N 76.617°W / 39.29417; -76.617
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late Victorian, Mid-19th Century Revival, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 87000622[1]
Added to NRHP April 27, 1987

The Cathedral Hill Historic District is an area in Baltimore, Maryland. It lies in the northern part of Downtown just south of Mount Vernon. Roughly bounded by Saratoga Street, Park Avenue, Hamilton Street, and St. Paul Street, these 10 or so blocks contain some of the most significant buildings in Baltimore.[2] The area takes it name from the Basilica of the Assumption which sits in the heart of the district. Despite the number of large religious structures in the area, the district's buildings are primarily commercial in character, with a broad collection of significant commercial structures ranging in date from 1790 to 1940.[3]

Cathedral Hill contains a mix of architectural styles from Georgian of St. Paul's Rectory[4] to Art Deco along Charles Street. The area was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[2] Cathedral Hill is within Baltimore National Heritage Area.[5]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Cathedral Hill Historic District". Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Cathedral Hill Historic District". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "History of St. Paul's Rectory" (PDF). Preservation Maryland. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map" (PDF). City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 

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