Henry August Rowland House

915 Cathedral St., Baltimore, Maryland

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Description 

Home of America's best-known and most accomplished 19th-century physicist. Rowland's most important contibution was in the area of electromagnetism, most particularly in the area of spectrum analysis. He also shaped the Johns Hopkins Physics Department into a model which spread to the other universities across the country. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 15, 1975

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
75002098
NR name
Rowland, Henry August, House
Area of significance
Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1885; 1889; 1901