Apartment Living

By Baltimore Heritage

Discover Baltimore's grand luxury apartment buildings built at the turn of the 19th century into the 20th. The stories of these buildings open a window on to the lives Baltimore's social and economic elites.

Locations for Tour

1. Washington Apartments

The Washington Apartment House at the northwest corner of Charles Street and Mt. Vernon Place is a one of the finest Beaux Arts apartment houses in Baltimore. After the controversial construction of The Severn in 1895, many Mt. Vernon residents were…

2. The Severn

"Huge and, alas! we must say ungainly," is how the Baltimore Sun described The Severn in 1907. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972, few locals would still dismiss the grand Severn Apartment House as an intrusion on Mt. Vernon…

3. The Latrobe Building

At the northeast corner of Charles and Read Streets stands the beautiful Latrobe Apartment House. The name for the building comes from the original Latrobe House, built just after the Civil War and torn down in 1911 to make way for the new apartment…

4. The Algonquin

At the southwest corner of Chase and St. Paul in November 1912, the Algonquin Building Company completed a modern ten-story apartment house that neatly complements the historic 1903 Belvedere Hotel down the block. Architect William Nolting, of Wyatt…

5. The Walbert

The Walbert building stands out in the Station North skyline with a bright coat of paint and rich Beaux Arts details. The story of this landmark begins in 1907, when Charles J. Bonaparte–a great-nephew to Emperor Napoleon I of France, a prominent…

6. The Marlborough

The Marlborough Apartments is an eleven-story landmark well-known for its architecture and as the home to the famous Baltimore art-collecting Cone Sisters. Before the construction of the Marlborough, the property was the site of a large mansion…

7. Roland Park Apartments

Designed by architect Edward L. Palmer, Jr. in 1925, the handsome Roland Park Apartments, now known as the Roland Park Condominium, is a significant example of Beaux Arts architecture in North Baltimore. The building was erected by the M.A. Long…