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Hotel Rennert registers

Identifier: MS 0684


This collection contains 57 volumes of guest registers for Hotel Rennert in Baltimore, Maryland from 1895-1920.


  • 1895-1920


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This collection is open for research use.

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Historical Note

Hotel Rennert was a first class Rennaisance-style hotel located in Baltimore, Maryland on the corner of West Saratoga and Liberty streets. Owned by Robert Rennert and designed by architect E. Francis Baldwin, the hotel was seven stories high and fireproof. Notable guests to the hotel included Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and ex-President William Howard Taft. With competition from the nearby Belvedere Hotel, the Rennert suffered and eventually closed down in 1939. The hotel was destroyed in 1941.


46.32 Linear Feet (39 flat boxes containing 57 volumes.)

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This collection is arranged chronologically beginning in 1895 and ending in July, 1920. Each register begins with the date of the first registrant.


Fred Rasmussen, "Everyone came to the Rennert Institution: The hotel built by Robert Rennert in 1885 was the place to be for many years. Politicos wheeled and dealed, and Mencken celebrated Prohibition's repeal there," Baltimore Sun, January 19, 1997,, accessed September 10, 2019.
Guide to the Hotel Rennert registers
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  • 2019-09-10: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States