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Next MSA Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 3rd
1:00 PM

 

Executive Boardroom

 

Warehouse at Camden Yards
333 W. Camden St., Suite 500
Baltimore, MD  21201

 

 Meeting notice current as of 3/21/2017

 

Maryland Sports
Maryland Sports
A Division of the Maryland Stadium Authority

 

Camden Station

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Year Completed: 1995

Camden Station- corner view

Project Summary:
In May, 2005 the Maryland Stadium Authority completed renovation of the 45,000 square foot interior of this historic building at the gateway to the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The exterior of the Station was refurbished for the opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992 and again in 2003. However, the Station, unused since the 1980's, was in serious danger of suffering substantial structural damage and becoming unsalvageable unless steps were taken to preserve its core and shell.

Opening to the public on May 14, 2005, the restored Station is a tribute to the partnership between the State of Maryland, the Maryland Stadium Authority and the Babe Ruth Museum.

The interior was restored to its former elegance even utilizing some of the Station’s original fixtures such as the hanging lights, waiting room benches, historic doors and cornice work. Exact replicas of the cornices that could not be repaired were cast and it is virtually impossible to tell where the originals leave off and the replicas begin.

The Gentlemen’s Waiting Room and the Station’s lobby were restored to the original 1852 appearance. The basement of the Station was a real challenge necessitating the floor being dug out 2 feet to create sufficient headroom for optimum use. The old infrastructure was removed and a new structure constructed. The cellar space now will be utilized for the museum offices as well as exhibits and café.

The historic stairway to the second and third floors was restored, the original truss system, while no longer utilized as a support for the building, was retained and remains exposed as an architectural feature of Camden Station. The space on these floors is expected to be leased in the near future.

Camden Station

 

Project Executive:
Gary A. McGuigan

Project Manager:
Eric Johnson

Contractor:
J. Vinton Schafer & Sons
Baltimore, Maryland 

Budget (Core & Shell):
$8.5 Million 

Architect:
Cho Ben and Holback