One Calvert Plaza

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One Calvert Place
One Calvert Plaza.jpg
One Calvert Place viewed from The Bank of America Building
Former names Continental Trust Building
The Continental Building
Mercantile Trust Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Location 201 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′23″N 76°36′44″W / 39.2897°N 76.6122°W / 39.2897; -76.6122Coordinates: 39°17′23″N 76°36′44″W / 39.2897°N 76.6122°W / 39.2897; -76.6122
Antenna spire 76 m (249 ft)
Roof 67 m (220 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 16
Design and construction

D.H. Burnham & Company
Thompson-Starret Company

Continental Trust Company Building
Location 1 S. Calvert St.
Baltimore, Maryland
Built 1900
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83002930[1]
Added to NRHP February 03, 1983

One Calvert Plaza, formerly the Continental Trust Company Building, is an historic 16-story, 76 m (249 ft) skyscraper in Baltimore, Maryland. The Beaux-Arts, early modern office building was constructed with steel structural members clad with terra cotta fireproofing and tile-arch floors. Its namesake was chartered in 1898 and instrumental in merging several Baltimore light and gas companies into one city-wide system. It was constructed in 1900-1901 to designs prepared by D.H. Burnham and Company of Chicago and is a survivor of the 1904 fire that destroyed more than 100 acres (40 ha) in the present downtown financial district.[5] When it was built in 1901, it was then the tallest building in Baltimore, and it kept that title until being surpassed by the iconic Bromo-Seltzer Tower of the Emerson Drug Company led by Capt. Isaac Edward Emerson, (1859-1931), the inventor of the stomach remedy and antacid, "Bromo-Seltzer" in 1911.

Continental Trust Company Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It is within the Baltimore National Heritage Area.[6]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ One Calvert Plaza at Emporis
  3. ^ One Calvert Plaza at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ One Calvert Plaza at Structurae
  5. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Continental Trust Company Building, Baltimore City. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map". City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 

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