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Old Calvert School now apartments

With a demand for rentals increasing in Baltimore because of the housing crisis, a new apartment development in Mt. Vernon is hoping to capitalize on the market.

The old classrooms that once held the Calvert School at 10 W. Chase St. have been renovated to hold 13 upscale studio lofts and one- and two-bedroom apartments.  Most have been leased, officials reported Monday.

The building was converted by Walid Hajj, owner of  WRH Property Holdings, LLC, which specializes in returning abandoned or under-utilized buildings to residential

The Calvert School originally opened in 1901 at the site, and is now located on a campus in north Baltimore. Each apartment is between 600- and 1,400-square feet and has unique architectural features that incorporate some of the old classroom functions.

Mullan Contracting Co. was the contractor.

“In the preliminary stages of the construction we uncovered early 20th century wood flooring that cannot be presently replicated, as well as a dramatic wood staircase that adds a significant amount of character and charm to the building,” stated Joseph Rode, president of Mullan.