Erlanger Buildings

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Erlanger Buildings
Erlanger Buildings MD1.jpg
Erlanger Buildings, February 2012
Erlanger Buildings is located in Baltimore
Erlanger Buildings
Location 519-531 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′10″N 76°37′22″W / 39.28611°N 76.62278°W / 39.28611; -76.62278Coordinates: 39°17′10″N 76°37′22″W / 39.28611°N 76.62278°W / 39.28611; -76.62278
Built 1892
Architect Lafferty,John E.; Et al.
Architectural style Chicago, Late Victorian, The Commercial Style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 10, 1980

Erlanger Buildings is a historic loft building located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It consists of a four-structure, turn-of-the-20th-century loft complex. The buildings range in size from two- to six-stories high and feature iron storefronts and stone detailing. They were built between 1892 and 1910. The buildings served as the home of the Erlanger Manufacturing Company, which produced BVD brand underwear. Charles Erlanger, co-founder of the company, is credited with making major advances in the design of underwear which revolutionized the industry.[2]

The Erlanger Buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] They are included in the Baltimore National Heritage Area.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Erlanger Buildings, Baltimore City. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map" (PDF). City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 

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