Originally home to the Baltimore City College, the building was designed by the city's premier architects in the late nineteenth century and served as one of the first public high schools in the country.
The exterior with its rich ornamentation, along with some interior brick walls, original wainscoting and tin ceilings were preserved. A complete new interior was built featuring the most uncommon contemporary elements.
Chesapeake Commons remains an outstanding architectural achievement in Baltimore's West Side Renaissance. Bordering the historic neighborhoods of Seton Hill and prestigious Mt. Vernon, Chesapeake Commons is ideally situated amidst the city's premier cultural and education institutions and attractions
- Meyerhoff Concert Hall
- Lyric Opera House
- Walters Art Museum
- University of Maryland Graduate Schools campus
Shops, theatres, museums, concert halls and first class restaurants are all within walking distance. Just up the street, the city's Meyerhoff Concert Hall is home to the world class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The city's acclaimed Center Stage repertory theater and the Walter's Art Museum, as well as the popular Inner Harbor pavilions with more shops and restaurants are also nearby.