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MCA Architecture | 2019 Doors Open Baltimore Info Hub


2031 Clipper Park Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

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Construction Date:1890
Architect:Cho Benn Holback + Associates (2006); MCA Architecture (2016)
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The buildings at Clipper Mill originally housed the Pool & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works, at its peak the largest machine shop in Maryland. The company forged and fabricated a vast number of iron and steel industrial components, from giant water wheels to battleship turrets. The columns for the peristyle of the Capitol Building in Washington DC were fabricated here, as well as the columns of the Hampden library. MCA Architecture is located in the erecting shop where the company’s largest machines were assembled.

The business operated until the 1920s, when the site was occupied by a variety of smaller machine shops, and then in the 1970s by artists and light industrial firms. In 1996, a tremendous fire claimed the life of a firefighter and destroyed or damaged a number of buildings. After years of vacancy, the development firm Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse tackled the large site with a preservation and rehabilitation focus, and brought in new residents and businesses, today including architecture firm MCA Architecture. Take a peek inside this unique office. Presentations and tours available.

  • Accessibility: Partially accessible
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Photography: Permitted