Known Name(s)

Hawkins Hotel


902 Madison Avenue Baltimore, Maryland

Establishment Type(s)


Physical Status



The building was a four-story structure with a store on the ground floor and a three-story addition on the rear.  

Detailed History

John W. and Anna Hawkins were the proprietors of the Hawkins Hotel which was listed at 902 Madison, and they lived at 904.  An advertisement in The Afro American says that both 902 and 904 were the hotel with "25 well-ventilated rooms."  The Sanborn map (1914-1951) shows that it was a 4-story stone front rowhouse on the west side of Madison Street

Hawkins was a barber, ran a pool hall on Druid Hill Avenue, and was also a member of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal order.  He also managed the open air auditorium at the Pythian Castle at the corner of Preston and McCulloh streets before opening a hotel on Madison Street with his wife.  Hawkins died in 1935.  The hotel was listed in the Green Book from 1938 through 1941, apparently carried on by Mrs. Hawkins. 

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