Alex. Brown & Sons Company Building, 135 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
Significance: The building was built for Alex. (Alexander) Brown & Sons (founded 1800), the first and oldest continually operating investment banking firm in the United States. As such, the building represents the firm's and, by association, Baltimore's, significance in American finance in the nineteenth century. Architecturally, the building is the first Baltimore commission of the firm of Parker and Thomas. It is one of the few structures in the district to survive the Great Fire of 1904, and the only known surviving structure to retain much of its elaborate, deliberately impressive marble and bronze interior and stained glass dome.
Survey number: HABS MD-1121
Building/structure dates: 1901 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1905-1907 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1986-1987 Subsequent Work