Mark Twain Hotel

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Built in 1907 by plans of Albert Groves, the Mark Twain used to be the Maryland and Baltimore hotels. It almost certainly has lost its original cornice.

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It contains some of the most sumptuous terracotta, including some now outdated swastikas.

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The bay windows, while present in other downtown buildings, are particularly noteworthy here.

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  1. Paul says:

    I’m a big fan of Albert B. Groves. He designed the Monogram Building (1706 Washington – CPI Corp HQ) and several other terra cotta covered beauties that I grew to really appreciate while working at CPI. I’ve randomly stumbled upon cornerstones bearing his name all around the city, but the Mark Twain Hotel is definitely a standout.

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