Jan 11, 2009

Old Read's drugstore building too fine to bulldoze

(Jacques Kelly) - I wince every time I hear another forecast for downtown Baltimore's Lexington Street. The block between Park Avenue and Howard Street, where so many Baltimoreans once shopped, is to be reconstructed as apartments and some shops, maybe a hotel, too.
I'm making a preservation pitch for the overlooked 1934 gem, the Read's drugstore at the corner of Howard and Lexington. I don't think of Baltimore as having many truly modern buildings in the sense of streamlined art deco-moderne structures. Continued