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Baltimore Block: a Glimpse Into 1885

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One of Midtown’s lesser known historical gems, Baltimore Block, was built in 1885 by Jacob J. Rosenthal. The Baltimore-style rowhouses, which were luxurious at the time, were built as apartments and had the first gaslight fixtures and central heating in the area.

Eight of the original 14 rowhouses still stand and now serve as offices and penthouses. Despite renovations, the character of Baltimore Block was preserved, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Last weekend during Open House Atlanta, Baltimore Block’s office space and one of its penthouses were opened to the public.

Mackenzie Welsh, SPR Atlanta

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