The Nite Lite Photo Quiz~
It’s Monday and that means quiz time! Can you name this Baltimore landmark? For helpful thinking music, press play. To see the answer, click “more”…
The Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower was erected in 1911 at the corner of Eutaw and Lombard Streets in Baltimore. It was designed by Joseph Evans Sperry and was constructed by Bromo-Seltzer inventor “Captain” Isaac E. Emerson. It was the tallest building in Baltimore from 1911 until 1923. The design of the tower along with the original factory building at its base was inspired by the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, which was seen by Emerson during a tour of Europe in 1900. Systems engineering for the building’s original design was completed by Henry Adams. The factory has since been replaced with a firehouse.
The building’s most distinctive feature are the four clock faces adorning the tower, on the North, South, East and West sides. The clock faces are adorned with the letters B-R-O-M-O S-E-L-T-Z-E-R, while the Roman numeral numbers are less prominent.
From street-level to rooftop, the tower stands 288.7 feet high, and was originally adorned with a 51 foot tall Bromo-Seltzer bottle, glowing blue and rotating. Due to structural concerns however, the bottle was removed in 1936.
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