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General Information

Beginning of works: 1898
Completion: 1905
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: original use:
Warehouse
current use:
Office building

Location

Location: , ,
Next to: Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992)
Coordinates: 39° 17' 2.59" N    76° 37' 13.38" W
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Excerpt from Wikipedia

The B&O Warehouse is a building in Baltimore, Maryland, adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. It was constructed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) beginning in 1899, with later sections completed in 1905, adjacent to the B&O's Camden Station and freight yard at Camden and Eutaw streets. Often purported to be the longest brick building on the East Coast, the 1,116-foot (340 m) long, eight-story brick structure had 430,000 square feet (almost 40,000 m²) of floor space for merchandise storage and distribution, large enough to hold 1,000 carloads of freight at a time, the B&O advertised. Railroad historian Herbert H. Harwood proclaimed it an "awesome structure ... a truly classic turn-of-the-century railroad warehouse." The warehouse was used by the B&O through the 1960s but was mostly vacant by the 1970s due to the use of trucks and newer, more efficient single-floor warehouses located in industrial parks elsewhere.

With the development of the downtown stadium for the Orioles, which opened in 1992, the former B&O warehouse was converted to team offices, team spaces, and a private club for the Orioles. It is also used for private wedding receptions.

In the entire history of Camden Yards, Ken Griffey Jr., has been the only player to hit the warehouse with a home run. He did so in the 1993 MLB Home Run Derby, in which he tied Juan González before losing in a playoff. No player has accomplished the feat in a game.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "B%26O Warehouse" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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  • Structure-ID
    20021264
  • Published on:
    04/05/2006
  • Last updated on:
    29/07/2014