Archives of Maryland
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E. Francis Baldwin (1837-1916)
MSA SC 3520-13817


Born Ephraim Francis Baldwin in Troy, New York, October 4, 1837. Son of Alonzo and Mary Elizabeth (Elder) Baldwin. Attended Loyola College, Baltimore; Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg; Renssaeler Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Catholic. Married Ellen Douglas Jamison, May 1, 1873, Immaculate Conception Church, Baltimore. Nine children: Rev. Alonzo C. Baldwin; William Douglas Baldwin (b. November 1880); Joseph A. Baldwin (b. June 1884); Thomas Abbott Baldwin (b. Dec. 1885); Frank J. Baldwin (b. April 1875); Lawrence A. Baldwin (b. September 1892); Eugene F. Baldwin (b. May 1895); Mary E. Baldwin (b. June 1880); Eleanor D. Baldwin (b. Nov. 1889). Died January 20, 1916, Mt. Washington, Baltimore County, Maryland. Buried, Cathedral Cemetery.

After graduating from the Troy Polytechnic Institute, Baldwin returned to Baltimore, and was hired by Niernee & Neilson. Around the age of 30, Baldwin formed a partnership with Bruce Price. A few years later, Price moved to New York, and Baldwin went into practice for himself. Around 1883, he formed Baldwin & Pennington, with Josias Pennington. This partnership continued until Baldwin's death. Architect for B&O Railroad; projects included the old B&O Railroad Building, and Camden Station.

State House work:
Renovations to the State House, and the new annex of 1903

Notable works include Christ Episcopal Church, St. Paul Street, Baltimore (with Bruce Price); St. Gregory's Catholic Church; St. Ann's Catholic Church; St. Patrick's Catholic Church; St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church; St. Mary's Orphan Asylum; Our Lady of Good Counsel; St. Weneceslaus' Catholic Church; Cathedral at Savannah, GA; Catholic University, Washington, D.C.; additions to the Bascilica of the Assumption; Baltimore Sun Building; Mercy Hospital; St. Agnes' Hospital; Mount Hope Retreat; St. Joseph's Hospital; Little Sisters of the Poor; St. Mary's Seminary, Paca Street
Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary buildings, Emmitsburg; Institute of Notre Dame, College of Notre Dame of Maryland; McCoy Hall of Johns Hopkins University; the old Baltimore City College building; the old Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, North Avenue; Safe Deposit and Trust Building; Professional Building; Fidelity Building; Hotel Rennert; Park Terminal carbarn; Hutzler's; O'Neill's; Mess Hall, Washington, D.C.; St. Ann's Church, Wilmington, DE; St. Augustine's, Washington, D.C.; St. Mary's, Washington, D.C.; Immaculate Conception Church, Germantown, PA.

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