One Calvert Plaza
|One Calvert Place|
One Calvert Place viewed from The Bank of America Building
|Former names||Continental Trust Building
The Continental Building
Mercantile Trust Building
|Location||201 East Baltimore Street
|Antenna spire||76 m (249 ft)|
|Roof||67 m (220 ft)|
|Design and construction|
D.H. Burnham & Company
Continental Trust Company Building
|Location||1 S. Calvert St.
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Burnham,D. H. & Co.; Thompson-Starret Company|
|NRHP Reference #||83002930|
|Added to NRHP||February 3, 1983|
One Calvert Plaza, formerly the Continental Trust Company Building, is a 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 citywide 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. 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.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- One Calvert Plaza at Emporis
- "One Calvert Plaza". SkyscraperPage.
- One Calvert Plaza at Structurae
- William Meyers (November 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Continental Trust Company Building" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
- "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map" (PDF). City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- Continental Trust Company Building, Baltimore City, including photo from 1984, at Maryland Historical Trust
- Historical Marker Database