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Historic Resources Tour of the Ivy Hotel
May 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Presented by the AIABaltimore Historic Resources Committee
1 AIA/CES LU Available
Get a sneak peek into Mount Vernon’s new luxury hotel before it opens this June. The tour will be led by Azola Companies: the minority co-owner, developer, and general contractor of the $18-million project. A reception will follow.
The hotel was built as a private residence in 1889 at the height of the Gilded Age. A look at the mansion’s owners shows a who’s-who of Baltimore old money: commissioned by banker John Gilman who died before the mansion’s completion, it was later home to Crown Cork & Seal proprietor William Painter, and then became the residence of golden boy Robert Garrett, grandson of the president of the B&O Railroad and gold medalist in shot put and discus at the first Olympic Games in Athens.
In 1985, Mayor William Donald Schaeffer commissioned a historic renovation of the property, converting it into city-owned hotel The Inn at Government House. Today, Azola Companies and Ziger/Snead Architects have turned the historic mansion into the Ivy: a boutique hotel with eighteen guest rooms and suites, public spaces, a luxury spa, and high-end restaurant.
Thank you to our sponsor: Azola Companies
Learn more about the history of the Ivy Hotel on Explore Baltimore Heritage.
Image courtesy The Ivy Hotel