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Properties to watch in Maryland

Historic Eastern Female High School building set for auction

249 N. Aisquith Street, Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

249 N. Aisquith Street, Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Address: 249 Aisquith St., Baltimore

Property type: Multifamily

Built: 1869

Size: 33,284 square feet

Listing price: n/a

Contact: Matthew Cooper, Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc.410–977–4711;

The historic Eastern Female High School building heads to auction next month.

The property, which according to Baltimore Heritage dates to 1869, is scheduled for auction on March 3.

According to an online listing from Alex Cooper Auctioneers, the property is believed to be zoned residential and needs renovations.

The building was listed as a landmark in the mid-1970s and converted to apartments when it was owned by the city, according to Baltimore Heritage. Former college Sojourner Douglas purchased the building in 2004 for $185,000 from the city, according to state property records.

But the college never redeveloped the property, and according to Baltimore Heritage, it has sat vacant and boarded up since a 2015 fire.

“A pioneering effort in women’s education … It is the oldest Baltimore school building still standing,” Eli Pousson, director of preservation and outreach for Baltimore Heritage, wrote on that organization’s website.

The Eastern Female High School sits to the west of the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus and the ongoing redevelopment efforts in surrounding communities. It’s also located just to the east of the Old Town Mall, which a group of developers continue to develop plans for a dramatic overhaul.

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