Longtime linchpin of the Baltimore skyline, the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower was the city's tallest structure when it was built in 1911. The nearly 300-foot-tall brickwork skyscraper with its four mighty clockfaces and crenellated tower remains an impressive sight even though it no longer quite summits the cityscape. It's no mere landmark, either: These days the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower is an innovation and gallery space for artists of all stripes, from writers to architects. Regular exhibitions make it an all-around arts-and-culture center--in other words, a space with real prominence in Baltimore for more than just the obvious architectural reasons.
The Arts and Entertainment District of Baltimore is named after this clock tower, which was erected... Read more