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One Calvert Plaza

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Identification

One Calvert Plaza
Continental Trust Building, The Continental Building, Mercantile Trust Building
118966

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Dashiell Hammett worked as an operative at the Baltimore branch of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, located in the Continental Trust Building, from 1915 to 1918. It almost certainly inspired the name of his fictional Continental Detective Agency - not to mention the nameless detective who worked there known as The Continental Op.
  • On the Baltimore Street side of the building are two large ornamental eagles or perhaps falcons. Some local readers believe that those birds inspired Hammett's famous "black bird" of The Maltese Falcon.

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Location

201-207 East Baltimore Street
1-9 South Calvert Street
201 East Baltimore Street
21202
Downtown
Baltimore
Maryland
U.S.A.

Technical Data

250.00 ft
250.00 ft
220.00 ft
16
1
1900
1901

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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