Baltimore - Birckhead Mansion

Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Exterior, Houses, Historic homes, Rowhouses, Charles Center
Baltimore - Birckhead Mansion
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Baltimore - Houses - Birckhead Mansion - March 1869. 48 North Charles Street (present day 216-218 North Charles Street) Verso contains two group photos of medical students with a cadaver in a morgue and in a formal setting. W.D. McKim is noted in both of these photos. "An imposing Federalist mansion on this was from 1827 through 1869 the home of the Birckhead family; first Hugh Birckhead(1788-1853), a shipping merchant, and after his death his widow, Mrs. Catherine Augusta (McKeevers) Birckhead (1795-1868). Their son, Lennox Birckhead (1839-?), a local realtor, was the house's last occupant; it was replaced by a pair of three-story office and store combinations, which survived the 1904 Baltimore Fire only to be demolished for the construction of the Charles Center development at the beginning of the 1960s."
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5 x 6.75 inches (12.7 x 17.1cm)
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