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1864, George A. Frederick. 26 S. Arlington Ave.
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This Italianate building is the only intact nineteenth-century market house in Baltimore. It was one of eleven municipal market houses operating in the city during their late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century heyday, and one of the few that incorporated both a market and civic meeting hall.

Baltimore has a long tradition of public market houses that began with the first in 1763, providing a venue for local farmers offering fresh produce and other food-stuffs. Although the preferred plan was for an open shed-like structure, a few market houses such as Hollins included a second-floor hall that in its day was the only available space for traveling shows, balls, and public receptions. It replaced a typical shed form (similar to the rear addition) built in 1838 to serve the working-class community that developed around the B&O Railroad shops.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "HOLLINS MARKET", [, 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, 204-205.

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