Hornblower & Marshall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Baltimore Custom House

Hornblower & Marshall was a Washington, D.C.-based architectural firm that was a partnership between Joseph Coerten Hornblower (1848-1908) and James Rush Marshall (1851-1927).[1][2] The firm designed numerous substantial government and other buildings, a number of which have been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

For example, the partnership won a competition with its design for the monumental, Beaux-arts style U.S. Custom House of Baltimore, Maryland, that was built in 1903 and which served as a Custom House until 1953.[3]

Other works by the firm include:

Fraser Mansion, completed 1890

The Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of Hornblower & Marshall documents.[4]


  1. ^ Joseph C. Hornblower at archINFORM
  2. ^ James Rush Marshall at archINFORM
  3. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". U.S. Custom House, Baltimore City. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21.
  4. ^ [1]

External links[edit]