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Montgomery Ward Warehouse

Engineer / Architect: W.H. McCaully
Location: 1800 Washington Boulevard (Rt. 1)
Baltimore, MD
Year Built: 1925
Structural Form: warehouse; reinforced concrete, green roof
Historical Details: Built on 11 acres adjacent to the B&O Railroad lines and I-95, and containing 700,000 square feet of storage space, the Montgomery Ward mail-order warehouse was large enough to supply the entire eastern United States.
Technical Details: The building is now occupied by the Maryland State Department of the Environment, and it recently underwent the installation of a 30,000 square foot extensive green roof over the former train shed. The building also contains numerous other "green building" technologies.
Image Source(s): Rachel Sangree
References: M.E Hayward and F.R. Shivers, Jr., the Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (2004), p. 263; Maryland Department of the Environment, What makes MDE's new offices so special? Retrieved April 14, 2005 from: Link

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