Staffers at The Baltimore Sun have moved from Calvert Street where the newspaper was headquartered since 1950 to offices near I-95 in Port Covington, site of The Sun’s printing plant.
Jean Marbella, Sun columnist and features writer, tweeted “we’re hittin the road, hon,” and linked to her article that chronicled the paper’s time downtown and at 501 N. Calvert Street:
“Goodbye train tracks that delivered newsprint right into the building. Goodbye ghost of H.L. Mencken. Goodbye THE SUN sign that glowed for I-83 drivers. Goodbye red brick walls. Goodbye bands of green-tinted windows.
“Goodbye Calvert Street.
“For 68 years, the brick behemoth at 501 N. Calvert Street has been The Baltimore Sun’s home. Now, with the lease expiring, its journalists and sales, business and administrative staff are moving and will join the printing, production and transportation operation at Sun Park in Port Covington, 3 miles south and worlds away.”
To read the full story: “Farewell Calvert Street: The Baltimore Sun says goodbye to its longtime building.”
“After careful consideration, we are looking to relocate to Sun Park. While this option is still being finalized, we are excited about what this opportunity can bring,” Sun publisher and editor-in-chief Trif Alatzas wrote to staffers when the news was announced in January. “By renovating the building, we will be able to have most of our employees under one roof. A new formatted space will allow us to evolve into a next-generation news organization with a state-of-the-art newsroom, and it will provide flexible work stations to accommodate a more nimble sales structure.”
The printing plant property at Port Covington is owned by Sagamore Development, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s private development firm.
Photo: The Sun’s N. Calvert Street headquarters. Image via Wikimedia Commons.