Hampden Hall at Roland Avenue and 36th Street is shown here in an August 29, 1909 image. Architectural historian Randolph Chalfant ascribed the design to J. Appleton Wilson. The Maryland Journal, August 19, 1882, some 91 years before our state lottery was founded, credits bricklayer F.J. Hutchins with being the contractor. The hall was described as being "three stories with pressed brick front and marble trimmings". "The large town hall at Hampden which was begun two years ago, will be ready for occupancy in the course of a week. The hall is a handsome brick structure on [a] stone foundation, 44 by 90 feet, three stories and basement with slate roof. The lower story is divided into stores. On the second floor is the main hall, 40 by 76 feet, which will be for balls, theatrical entertainment and public meetings. The third floor will be used for lodge meetings by various societies. The hall is on the Southeast corner of Roland and Third Avenues, and commands a fine view of the city. 

Date: 1909
Photographer: News American
Source: Jacques Kelly

This photograph shows Hampden Hall on the southeast corner of 36th Street and Roland Avenue in Baltimore.

Date: January 1987
Photographer: John W. McGrain

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