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Rembrandt Peale Museum, 225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Rembrandt Peale Museum, 225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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Significance: Quite possibly the first "purpose-built" museum building in the United States, the Peale Museum is associated with two prominent members of the Peale artistic dynasty: Rembrandt (who commissioned it in 1813) and Rubens (who managed the museum until it was forced to relocate 1829). Rembrandt Peale founded the gas company in Baltimore and his museum building was the first structure in the city to have gas lighting. The structure has served a variety of important civic functions including housing Baltimore's City Hall (1830-78); Baltimore's Colored School No. 1 (1878-89); and the municipal museum (1931-96).
Survey number: HABS MD-398
Building/structure dates: 1814 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1830 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1929-1931 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000915



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Long, Robert Cary
Scarff, John C
Small, William F
Peale, Rembrandt
Peale, Rubens
City of Baltimore
Baltimore City Schools
Schmoke, Kurt L
Wollon, Thomas
Pickering, E H, photographer
Rosenthal, James W, photographer
Ossman, J Laurie, historian


Baltimore, Maryland, United States39.29038, -76.61219
Google Map of 39.2903848, -76.61218930000001


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