The Baltimore Lab school now owns its building.
The school announced Tuesday that it had purchased Old Goucher Hall, located at 2200 St. Paul St., for $1.5 million. Money to buy the building, which has been the school’s home since 2004, was raised through family and community donations along with financing from Susquehanna Bank.
“Today is a proud day for Baltimore Lab School,” John Magladery, president of the school’s Board of Directors said in a news release. “Since our founding over 14 years ago by the remarkable Sally L. Smith, the vision has always been to stand on our own. Going forward, we plan to raise our profile in Baltimore and continue to transform the lives of our students with the support of our amazing faculty and staff.”
By purchasing the building the school will now be able to operate independently of the Washington Lab School.
The school, which serves children with learning disabilities, currently has about 100 students and about 50 staff members.
Initially the school was located in Port Discovery’s Children’s Museum between 2000 and 2002. The school was then located at the former home of the Odyssey School in Roland Park before moving to Old Goucher Hall.
According to the book “A Guide to Baltimore Architecture,” the architecture firm McKim, Meade and White provided the site plans for the granite Romanesque Revival style.