Unveiling Baltimore’s oldest resident: The Robert Long House

The Mount Clare House. (Image courtesy of mountclare.org)

Baltimore’s title of “oldest building” sparks debate, with two contenders vying for the crown. While both hold significant historical value, The Robert Long House edges out the competition with its well-documented construction date of 1765.

Built as the home of Robert Long, this modest brick structure stands in the Fell’s Point neighborhood. Today, it serves as a reminder of Baltimore’s humble beginnings and offers a glimpse into colonial-era life.

The Mount Clare House, established between 1758 and 1770, also holds historical significance but may have undergone earlier modifications. Both buildings stand as testaments to Baltimore’s rich history and enduring spirit.

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