Title The Hot Corner: Baltimore's Tallest Building Burns
The corner of Calvert and Baltimore Streets would become the hottest spot of the Great Baltimore Fire. By 10 p.m. Sunday
night, three skyscrapers were ablaze: Maryland Trust Company (left), B" O Railroad Building (center background),
and Continental Trust Company (right). Temperatures here reached 2,500 degrees and the glare could be seen from the
Eastern Shore and Washington. At 16 stories, the Continental Trust was Baltimore's tallest structure. It
would survive the fire.