Barnum's City Hotel, Monument Square, Baltimore

This 1858 advertisement for the Barnum Hotel in Baltimore promotes the hotel, notes a few of its luxuries, and boasts of the ability to house 600 guests. Railroads helped inaugurate a wide array of luxury hotels designed to meet the needs of a traveling public and business class.

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This Hotel is one of the largest, most comfortable and convenient establishments in the United States. It is situated in the heart of the city, on Monument Square. Within the past year it has undergone vast improvements and embellishments, and is now quite capable of accommodating six hundred guests. The arrangements for Families are unsurpassed. It has always sustained a high character, and is now complete in all its apartments, with New Furniture and equipments, where the traveler can enjoy all the comforts of a well-regulated establishment.

About this Document

  • Source: The Book of the Great Railway Celebrations of 1857
  • Author: Wm. Prescott Smith
  • Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
  • Published: New York
  • Date: 1858