Eastern High School (Baltimore)
Eastern High School
Eastern High School, August 2011
|Location||1101 E 33rd St., Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Architect||Edmunds, James R. Jr.; Crisp, Herbert G.|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival|
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|Added to NRHP||August 16, 2000|
Eastern High School is a historic female, public high school located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, that was a part of the Baltimore City Public School System. It is a three story, "H"-shaped structure, with a main lateral section and four projecting wings. It has a steel and concrete frame with red brick cladding in the Tudor Revival style. One of two female public high schools in Baltimore City established in 1844 (the other was Western) as the first of their kind in the nation. EHS was located in several buildings over the years including an earlier landmark Greek Revival structure on Aisquith Street at Orleans Street designed by Richard Snowden and later relocated to Broadway and East North Avenue The building on 33rd Street in the former Venable Park and across from old Municipal Stadium (erected 1922 for football and enlarged 1950 and renamed Memorial Stadium for major league sports - football and baseball), opened in 1938, and used continuously until 1986 when the students were incorporated into Lake Clifton High School (that form Lake Clifton Eastern High School) in Baltimore. To the east, across Loch Raven Boulevard was the Baltimore City College an all-male public high school founded in 1839 in downtown Baltimore and re-located here in 1928 to its landmark building of collegiate Gothic architecture with a 150-foot tower nicknamed "the Castle on the Hill". One of the most significant high schools in Maryland, it has been co-educated since 1979. From 1938 to the closure of Eastern, the campuses of City-Eastern cooperated together occasionally in academics and served as a counterbalance to the Poly-Western complex of high schools in the north part of the city with Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, also all-male until 1974, and neighboring all-female Western High School at West Cold Spring Lane and Falls Road. The building has been renovated in the 1990s and is currently owned and used for offices by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, a part of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University.
- Laura J. Cairnes, first woman principal of the school in 1924
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
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- "Eastern HS Renovations in Full Swing". The Gazette Online. The Johns Hopkins University. November 6, 2000, VOL. 30, NO. 10.
- Eastern High School, Baltimore City, including photo from 1998, at Maryland Historical Trust