The main entrance of the
hotel is placed beneath a massive and ornate metal
canopy on Twelfth street, which develops into the
splendid main corridor which is eighteen feet wide
and two hundred seventy feet long and which
terminates at the rotunda at Eleventh street. This
corridor is treated as a continuous portico with
colonnades on either side in Verde African marble
with gilded capitals and bases in bronze.
Between these columns the side
walls are treated in Verde Antique metal
screens with filling of plate glass, and
is further enriched with a wainscot of Pavanazo marble, while
the ceiling is enriched with carving and decorated
in gold and soft harmonious stone. This magnificent
promenade making a veritable vista in its length and
varying perspective is not surpassed by any interior
walk-way in America.
The whole interior
was especially planned not only for the utility and
comfort of the guests, but always with a view of
artistic excellence throughout. The scheme of
decoration and furnishing is elegant in the extreme.
The many rooms throughout the building echo the
sentiment of the true artist.
A distinct feature of
the Baltimore is the excellent elevator service, the
building being equipped with the latest type of
tandem worm gear drum electric elevators, which are
especially designed for hotel service. Each of the
Baltimore cars is equipped with a patented safety
device, the use of which is a positive assurance
against accidents from the falling of elevator cars.