Flickrfan: Baltimore Theater District

November 13, 2009

Baltimore Theater District, flickrfan, baltimore, maryland, september, 2007, hippodrome, theater, bromo, tower,photo by ktylerconk on FlickrFan Stan's site licensed under Creative Commons

Photographed by ktylerconk

Beautiful day in Baltimore to see Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer, at the Hippodrome.

This theater is one of many beautiful theaters designed by Thomas White Lamb early in the 20th century.

Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower – Baltimore, Maryland
This historic structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was modeled after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It was completed in 1911 and has been a Baltimore landmark ever since. The tower was designed by Joseph Evans Sperry and built by Captain Isaac Emerson, the inventor of Bromo-Seltzer. The tower was originally topped with a 51-foot revolving replica of the blue Bromo-Seltzer bottle, which was illuminated by 596 lights and could be seen from 20 miles away. The four clock faces are all still working; however, the bottle had to be removed in 1936 due to structural concerns.

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