Inner Harbor, Baltimore

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  • Inner Harbor
    by Yaqui
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    Mother's birthday cake
    by grandmaR
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    Inner Harbor Hangout: 1900 Power Plant

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 11, 2009

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    The Power Plant is one of those very unique historical building. As you look up at it, I was amazed at its sheer size. To be able to retrofit this building must have been a dauting task. What else makes it so unique is it has some really neat businesses everyone can enjoy. Restaurants, gifs, books, and enterainments makes this a great place to look about the beautiful Inner Harbor. On list of historical places.

    History:Built between 1900 and 1909, the Power Plant, which is made up of three structures, is architecturally significant as: a massive industrial structure with Neo-Classical detailing; one of only eleven existing structures that survived the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904; and an example of outstanding design by the noted architectural firm of Baldwin & Pennington (among others). The Power Plant played an important role in the development of Baltimore City, because it served as the main source of power for the United Railways and Electric Company, a consolidation of smaller street railway systems, that influenced the provision of city-wide transportation and opened up suburban areas of Baltimore. The Power Plant housed many important innovations in supplying electrical power for Baltimore’s streetcars and later served as a central steam plant for the Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, a predecessor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (now BGE). The four smokestacks of the Power Plant have long been a visual landmark on Baltimore’s skyline, and a physical reminder of the early industrial character of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The building was adapted in the 1980s for use as a unique urban entertainment center, reflecting the change and evolution of activities at Baltimore’s waterfront.

    Barnes & Noble
    601 E. Pratt Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Store Hours
    Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
    Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

    Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore
    601 E. Pratt Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Sun - Thurs 11:00AM - 10:30PM
    Fri & Sat 11:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sun - Thurs 11:00AM - 12:00AM
    Fri & Sat 11:00AM - 2:00AM
    Sun - Thurs 10:00AM - 11:00PM
    Fri & Sat 10:00AM - 12:00AM

    ESPN Zone
    Sports Bar,
    Restaurant, gift store, and game room.
    Sunday – Thursday
    •Open at 11:00 a.m.
    •Doors Close at 11 p.m.
    Friday – Saturday
    •Open at 11:00 a.m.
    •Doors Close at 12 a.m
    601 E. Pratt St.
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Phone: 410-685-3776
    Fax: 410-244-8222

    Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
    100 Light Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

    Favorite Dish: Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
    100 Light Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

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    Renaissance Harborplace: Overlooks Harbor

    by grandmaR Updated Jun 15, 2007

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    Wonderful view out over the harbor - beautifully presented but expensive food. However, I parked in the garage and couldn't find my car afterwards because I didn't realize that the floors were color coded and the letters just applied to the aisle.

    Favorite Dish: Photo is of my Mom's crab cakes. I can't remember what I had, but it was good. They also gave her a happy birthday 'cake' in the shape of a sailboat which is shown in the other pictures

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    Inner Harbor: Seafood!!

    by ace1010 Written Nov 28, 2004

    Around inner harbor, there is a famous seafood buffet. It should be 39.99 per person. That was the best seafood I've ever had.

    It's in the building between the busy street and Inner Harbor. It should be very easy to find.

    Enjoy it.

    Favorite Dish: Crabs

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