The vault at Monumental Life Insurance Co. at Charles and Chase streets is one of many antiques in the building. It was built in 1939 for $50,000 and held all the company's assets until 1990, says Walter Weiss, a former treasurer. "The door will not close if there is as much as a pin on the floor," Weiss says. "It fits like a glove." The company opened its building to the public earlier this month as part of a yearlong celebration to mark its 150th anniversary.
Photos by Algerina PernaThe Baltimore Sun
A photo caption on Page 2B of yesterday's Maryland section misidentified Walter J. Weiss as the former treasurer of the Monumental Life Insurance Co. He currently holds that position.THE SUN REGRETS THE ERROR