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c. 1819, attributed to William F. Small; 1978 rehabilitated. 651–665 W. Lexington St.

Along with Hamilton Street Row Houses, this is the only other extant example of the multi-unit row houses designed by noted architects and master builders in Baltimore during the post-War of 1812 era. This row of stylish late-Federal period terraced houses designed by Latrobe-protégé Small was erected by master builder Rezin Wight for merchant and French émigré Louis Pascault. The period witnessed the arrival of noted architects from Europe and other prominent American cities, where the use of classically inspired architecture was already established. They motivated the design and construction of impressively sized and stylishly detailed individual town houses and multi-unit rows such as this, capitalizing on the city’s growing prosperity.

Pascault Row exhibits Adamesque design manifested in its understated elegance, signature stone oval motif panel, and frontispiece of slender engaged Tuscan columns. Later altered to accommodate storefronts as the neighborhood became more commercial, the row was endangered when purchased by the University of Maryland in 1978. The facades were then restored, and the interiors rehabilitated for use as student housing.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1818

  • 1978


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "PASCAULT ROW", [Baltimore, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 170-172.

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