Baltimore Building of the Week: Robert Long House

Continuing the Baltimore Building of the Week feature for the second week of our 50th anniversary year at Baltimore Heritage, Dr. John Breihan provides a quick look at the 1765 Robert Long House at 812 S. Ann Street,  

Image courtesy Jack Breihan, 2009

Although last week’s Mount Clare Mansion is older, the Robert Long House in Fells Point is the oldest surviving city house in Baltimore. A symmetrical Georgian row house, its pent roof signals that its builder, the merchant Robert Long, originally came from Philadelphia. Once derelict, the Long House was saved by the Preservation Society of Fells Point and Federal Hill, which has its headquarters there.

The Robert Long House and Garden is open daily for tours at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM. The Preservation Society also offers a number of great historic walking tours including “Secrets of the Seaport” and the “Authentic Ghostwalk.” All walking tours start at the Fell’s Point Visitor Center, 1732 Thames Street. If you’re interested call 410-675-6750 to reserve your spot.

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