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The Belvedere first opened in winter over a century ago, on December 14, 1903. Hotel Belvedere, as it was originally named, played host to some of the most famous and influential people alive.

Its opening was the social event of the season attended by leaders of art, fashion, industry and finance, gangsters and detectives, developers and financiers, royalty and presidents, movie stars and sports heroes were drawn to its doorsteps.

1. Kristen Helberg, The Belvedere and the Man Who Saved It, Pumpkin Publications, 1986 | 2. Fred Rasmussen, “Here’s a Toast to the Great Hotel Bars,” The Baltimore Sun, March 26, 2005.  | 3. Beth Lennon, The National Trust for Historic Preservation " The Owl Bar- Historic Bars" 2014  | 4. The Story The Glory- see OB pamphlet for more info | 5. Kristen Helberg, Hotel Belvedere and the man who saved it, 1986 | 6. Baltimore Hotels Inns & Taverns Belvedere Hotel 1934 Interiors Barroom 2, Unknown photographer, SVF, MdHS | 7. Baltimore Hotels Belvedere Hotel Chase at Charles Street Bar, SVF, MdHS

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