H. L. Mencken House

1524 Hollins Rd., Baltimore, Maryland

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Description 

This typical three-story Baltimore row house was the home of journalist-editor Henry Louis Mencken, distinguished essayist and caustic critic of American society, from his childhood until his death in 1956. It is currently not open to the public due to lack of funds to staff it. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 28, 1983

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1983
Reference number
83004384
NR name
Mencken, H. L., House
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
College
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1883; 1956

Tags 

19th Century (36,350)
Baltimore, Maryland (286)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1883 (496)
Built during 1880s (6,133)
H.L. Mencken (1)
House (26,793)
Italianate (5,025)
Marble (1,154)
Maryland (1,765)
National Historic Landmark (2,195)
Owned by state government (3,451)
Victorian (19,690)