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Baltimore Immigration Museum recalls when Charm City was gateway to America

Baltimore Immigration Museum recalls when Charm City was gateway to America

Baltimore's newest museum, poised to open to the public next month, honors the 1.2 million European immigrants who crossed the Atlantic and disembarked at a pier near Fort McHenry.

More precisely, the new arrivals landed at a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal near today's Silo Point, the glassy apartment building at 1200 Steuart Street in Locust Point.

The Baltimore Immigration Museum is housed in a curious and beautifully preserved structure that was initially paid for by the German government to give temporary housing to sea-weary travelers who needed a room.

Once known as the Immigrant House, the building is now owned by the Locust Point Community Church, which...

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