House In Baltimore, United States
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- 9 bedrooms
Property description1800s midtown mansion
This iconic 1800s midtown mansion in Baltimore's historic Mt Vernon neighborhood, located two blocks north of the [original] Washington Monument, is adorned with decorative arts by Tiffany, De Forest, Waterford, Rinehart and Mercer. Built in 1850 by Congressman Benjamin Chew Howard - the 3rd child of Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard on the family's Belvedere estate - the building originally served as his private residence and then became the city townhome for Josephine & Charles Morton Stewart [1860-1890s].The Stewart's were coffee barons with the largest and fastest fleet of Spanish Galleon sailing ships in the Western Hemisphere. The grand mansion then became the city town home of Sara and George Knapp [1890-1920s]. George was an attorney and inventor and Sara was in love will all things from India. The Knapps contracted with Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest, of the Associated Artists collaborative, to redecorate the entire interior at a cost of $2.5 million in today's dollars.The building then became the retail showroom for the Potthast Brothers' Furniture Store [1920-1970s]; was converted into a restaurant in 1975, known as The Brass Elephant under three ownerships [1975-2009]; and purchased in December 2014 by VSOP [Very Special Older Properties] LLC, undergoing a 22 month $3 million renovation to be re-born as The Elephant in 2016 by The Pincus Restaurant Group.
924 N CHARLES ST, BALTIMORE, Maryland, United States
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