Bromo Seltzer Clock Tower in Baltimore Art Print

Brandywine General Store


A Museum Quality Art Print of the Baltimore Landmark the Bromo Seltzer Clock Tower which is located beside the new Firehouse for sale by Brandywine General Store. The Bromo Seltzer clock tower is a 15 story, 289 foot high skyscraper that was erected in 1911 at the corner of Eutaw and Lombard Streets in Baltimore Maryland. At the time this was built it was the highest building in the city of Baltimore and remained thus until the year 1923. This skyscraper was designed by Joseph Evans Sperry for the inventor and manufacturer of Bromo Seltzer, Captain Isaac E. Emerson. The factory and tower were designed after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy which was seen by Emerson during a tour of Europe in 1900. The tower features four clock faces, one on each side that were installed on the 15th floor by the Seth Thomas Clock Company at an original cost of around 4,000.00. This clock tower originally had a factory beside it and on top of the clock itself was a 51 feet tall rotating replica of the famous blue Bromo Seltzer bottle which was lighted by 314 incandescent bulbs. Due to this bottle weighing around 20 tons, it was removed in 1936 due to structural concerns of the building itself holding the bottle. Bromo seltzer once advertised that its product was "able to cool the blood and brain, to quiet pulsing nerves and drive the clouds of care away, not to mention nervous prostration". So this was quite a product indeed, it was also used for more common uses such as hangovers. This product is no longer made and the original factory was torn down in 1969 and was replaced with the John F. Steadman firehouse. The clock tower building was abandoned in 2002, but in 2007 the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts transformed the building into 33 artist studios. Picture #100

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