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Representation of the Merchants Exchange, Baltimore, Maryland

Description

Depiction of the Merchants Exchange in Baltimore, Maryland, once located at the southwest corner of Gay and Water Streets. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe in collaboration with Maximilien Godefroy, the building was constructed circa 1815-1820. It had a Greco-Roman design, with a dome that was a landmark in the city during the building's existence. The dome had catwalk promenades offering good views of the Baltimore harbor. At different times, the building served as a stock exchange and reading room, customs house, bank, hotel, and post office, and as a venue for various public ceremonies: General Lafayette was received here in 1824, and Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay, and Baltimore heroes of the Mexican War lay in state under the dome. The building was demolished circa 1901-1902.

Creator

Date

1854

Language(s)

Collection Number

1988.61

Dimensions

11 x 14 inches

Object ID

H276

Extent

1 print

Resource ID

3632

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.