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FBG Project D-024
3-story Warehouse for Mary Sanders
In February 1904, Baltimore was struck by a massive fire that destroyed or damaged some 2,500 buildings. It was one of several “great fires” in the era that led to greater use of steel, brick and concrete “fireproof” construction. FBG was on the ground within days, securing contracts, but in the end he would build only four projects there (in 1904 or any other time).
This project was a 3-story brick warehouse at 121 South Gay Street, built for a Miss Mary E. Sanders. The building no longer exists and little additional information has been located.
As with most designations, “warehouse” is incomplete, with the building holding offices and a first-floor commercial store.
Demolished, date unknown.
Baltimore Sun, 12 May 1904: “FBG started to lay the foundations yesterday.”
Baltimore Sun, 13 May 1904: “FBG commenced yesterday to lay brick.”