When: Tuesday, April 23 / 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Maryland Club Tour

The Maryland Club formed in 1857, when workboats, sailing ships, and steamboats jammed Baltimore harbor. Political parties frequently met here to nominate candidates for President, and citizens proudly referred to the place as “the monumental city.” After the Civil War, as the club flourished, and the city expanded northward, the governors purchased a vacant lot on the southeast corner of Charles and Eager streets and made plans for a new club house. The lead architect, Josias Pennington of the local firm Baldwin and Pennington, had much experience designing B&O Railroad stations. His Romanesque building in the style of Henry Hobson Richardson made heavy use of Baltimore-County white marble and formally opened on New Year’s Day, 1892.

The tour will offer a rare chance to see inside the historic Maryland Club. After a disastrous fire in 1995, club leadership elected not simply to repair the Eager Street building but to restore it– refinishing floors and paneling, repainting walls, and rethinking the arrangement of prints, paintings, and trophies.  Just off the main foyer you will discover the former lounge area that was transformed into a casual restaurant and bar area, thoughtfully designed by SM+P Architects with curated art selections from the club’s existing collections. In addition, the tour will include the 2018 modern addition to the club that contain its world class squash and fitness facilities, locker/shower rooms, and pro shop.

Register here to join the tour.

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