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Maryland's Beautiful Peabody Library Is Worth Checking Out
June 1, 2021

Maryland's Beautiful Peabody Library Is Worth Checking Out

by The CE Shop Team

Dive Into Peabody Library's Historic Archives

Maryland’s place in American culture dates back to 1632, so it’s no wonder that we offer so many historic sites worth exploring. From the Liriodendron Mansion to Fort McHenry, the Free State is home to some of the country’s most impactful buildings. One building that consistently ranks high on the state’s list is the Peabody Library located in Johns Hopkins University. This famous library also ranks as one of the world’s most beautiful university libraries.

Peabody Library

Known as Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books,” the Peabody Library consistently places among the most breathtaking libraries in the world. With a fascinating history as deep as the records and archives it holds, the famed library first opened its doors in 1878, but the library’s collection dates back to the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857. Determined to be well furnished in every department of knowledge, the library houses impressive first editions of authors like Poe, Hawthorne, early editions of Don Quixote, and a first edition of Darwin’s Origin of the Species.

Designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind, this massive palace of publications was designed to feature soaring skylights over six tiers constructed of cast-iron balconies to house collections of over 300,000 human stories dating from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

The monumental neo-Greco interior opens into an atrium that rises 61 feet high, drawing your eyes up to the latticed skylight, which protects the building. The historic structure underwent a $1 million renovation and refurbishment between 2002 and 2004, and to say that it oozes opulence is a grand understatement. Currently, the library is temporarily closed but is open for private events. To experience the stunning interior of the Peabody Library from the comfort of your home, explore the library through a 360-degree virtual tour.

Real Estate and Architecture: Why Architects Make Great Agents


The worlds of real estate and architecture are not far removed and often intertwine. One focuses on sales while the other is focused on design. Understandably, architects looking for new career opportunities can find great potential in the real estate business. This move is natural and holds lucrative opportunities for those willing to work for it.

Qualified architects have a broad range of knowledge that can easily be applied to selling a property. Having an eye for detail, strong visual awareness, and an understanding of building materials and structures can put any architect on the fast track for success as a real estate agent.

With a real estate license, an architect can gain access to home listings while utilizing their diverse network for potential new clients. Becoming a licensed real estate agent isn’t as hard as one might think; you just need to devote some time and energy to your new craft.

Take On 2021 With the Best Maryland Real Estate Courses From The CE Shop

Enroll in our Pre-Licensing program now to get your career started and begin connecting your fellow Marylanders with the home of their dreams. Or keep going strong with one of our comprehensive, 100% online Continuing Education packages. Want to stay up to date on everything in Maryland? Join the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Facebook Group!