James E. Hooper House
|100 E. 23rd St., Baltimore, Maryland
|less than one acre
|Carson, Charles L.; Bennett, Benjamin Franklin
|NRHP reference No.
|Added to NRHP
|March 15, 1982
James E. Hooper House is a historic home located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is a large Queen Anne style freestanding masonry structure, situated among the buildings of the Old Goucher College Buildings complex. It is a rectangular building with a steeply pitched gable roof, a small, two-story wing extending, and a 2+1⁄2-story bay window extension, with a small gable roof. There are two stories in the main section of the house, and two more stories in the gable. It is constructed of dark red bricks with terra cotta, brownstone, and granite trim. The exterior features a slate shingle roof, and a square oriel, three bays wide and one bay deep, made of wood, and painted green. The house was constructed in 1886 for James E. Hooper (1839–1908).
James E. Hooper House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. In 2001, the building was purchased by Morphius Development Consortium, who returned the exterior wood trim to its original green color and restored other various interior features, including multiple pocket doors and hand cut decorative wooden wall panels. In 2018 James Hooper LLC an entity formed by MO/DE a moniker for Matt Oppenheim Development purchased the property with the goal of establishing the property as a cultural hub and a place for small businesses to call their home.
Late at night on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, a fire erupted from the attic space of the building. The flames burned for nearly an hour before being extinguished by numerous trucks of firefighters. Two residentes of the adjacent 2300 N Calvert St apartment building called the Baltimore City Fire Department before the building's alarms went off, saving the lives of 3 occupants who were inside at the time. While the fire remained isolated to the attic in which it started, subsequent smoke and water severely damaged the remaining interior. Artists spaces were notably affected, with artists having brought their paintings out into the side lot to dry the day after. It is unclear at this time what caused the fire, but the building was producing significant smoke before the flames began to intensify. No injuries occurred. Immediately after the fire the reconstruction of the house by James Hooper LLC began.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Jeffrey Hunick (November 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: James E. Hooper House" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
- James E. Hooper House, Baltimore City, including photo from 1996, at Maryland Historical Trust