Old Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore
@ Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center
DescriptionPhotograph of an architectural sketch showing the southwest façade of the old Frederick Douglass High School at North Calhoun and Baker Streets in Baltimore, Maryland. Prepared by Owens & Sisco Architects [Benjamin Buck Owens (1841-1918); Spencer E. Sisco (1875-1951)], the sketch was used in the building of this four-year African American high school, which opened in 1924. The supervising engineer was Henry G. Perring (1881-1946), Chief Engineer of the City of Baltimore during the first administration (1919-1923) of Mayor William F. Broening (1870-1953). In 1954 this building was closed, and a new building, constructed at number 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, was opened. Graduates of the old Frederick Douglass High School include such notables as Cab Calloway (1907-1994), Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), and Clarence Muse (1889-1979).
Digital Reproduction Of 1 Black And White Photograph, 13 X 18 Cm.