The Hour Haus formerly served as a cornerstone for Baltimore's Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Inside you found rehearsal rooms for musicians, a recording studio, a large stage and a revolving cast of colorful characters. For over twenty-five years the Hour Haus survived as functioning music and art space. Unfortunately, the Hour Haus closed in July 2015.
The Hour Haus was once the headquarters of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad. The "Ma and Pa" once operated passenger and freight trains on its original line between York and Baltimore, Maryland, from 1901 until the 1950s. The Ma and Pa gained popularity with railroad enthusiasts in the 1930s and 1940s for its antique equipment and curving, picturesque right-of-way through the hills of rural Maryland and Pennsylvania.