This historic building was built in the early 1800's by William Freeman and served as a gathering place for the social elite during the racing season. Originally, the area called Franklintown, made several contributions to Baltimore's history. Aside from the collection of mill buildings that illustrates the region's industrial heritage, the neighborhood was one of the first attempts at suburban development in the United States. As with many suburban developments, it started with the building of a road.
In 1827, Franklin Turnpike was established to give farmers a direct, well-maintained route into the city of Baltimore to bring produce and other goods for sale. In 1831, the Maryland Jockey Club built the Central Race Course at the western terminus of the road. Its one-week racing season became an important social event for the city at that time.
William Freeman, who donated the land for the race course, believed Franklintown was a prime spot for residential development. In 1832 he laid out Freeman's Oval, which is Hill Street today. It was to be the site of housing for the elite, but a bank panic in 1834 put an end to Freeman's plans, and no homes were built. However, the revered Franklintown Inn, which was the original Franklin house, survived 100 years and still sits on over an acre of beautiful, lush green land. It has been recently renovated and repurposed.
For today’s business person the offices located on the 3rd floor of the building are a perfect and convenient work space. Available in 2 sizes, (see pricing page for more info) they are custom made to accommodate small business owner’s needs, providing that perfectly unique office. Located right off the 70 Freeway, Franklintown sits directly across Security Boulevard from the eastern terminus of Interstate 70 that connects with the Beltway, making commuting easy. Edmondson Avenue is a few blocks away and is the fastest route into the city.
The building also features a dance hall for events, kitchen/prep facilities and a covered outdoor patio (25x75). Please visit our Special Events page for more info.