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1881, Jackson C. Gott. 22–24 S. Howard St.
  • (Alexander Heilner)

This is among the most highly embellished late-nineteenth-century industrial building in the area, exhibiting the influence of Néo-Grec with its squared geometry, robust fluted columns, and bold incised floral motif details. Nearly every inch of the building not consumed by floor-to-ceiling sash windows is represented by ornamental brick and terra-cotta and a decorative cast-iron storefront manufactured by the Variety Iron Works of Baltimore. Within its brick framework appear a tripartite arrangement of windows separated by slender Corinthian columns in contrasting stone. Although built for the Johnson Brothers, investment bankers, it is named for long-time owner-occupant Morris Rombro, whose name appears in the upper parapet. Rombro’s shirt-making manufactory operated here from 1919 until 1958. As with many such industrial buildings, it has been adapted for reuse as apartments.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1881


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ROMBRO BUILDING", [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, 173-173.

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