Building as a Verb
THEN Since its start in 1915, 1100 Wicomico has always been a home for invention and reinvention. It was originally built for Jacob Epstein, a Lithuanian immigrant whose growing wholesale business, Baltimore Bargain House, couldn’t be contained by any of the city’s current city structures. Famed local architect Joseph Evans Sperry, also known for the Enoch Pratt Library (Hampden Branch) and Bromo Seltzer Art Tower, dreamt up a place that was less of a static structure and more of a hive, incorporating high-powered elevators, conveyors, interior driveways and railroad tracks to optimize its use. The eight-story building, newly prominent on the Baltimore skyline, quickly became a city unto itself, where 1,600 employees ranging from new immigrants to industry experts moved goods from across the world around the country.
NOW Over 100 years later, the space is reclaiming its identity as the economic hub of West Baltimore. Outfitted with modern amenities and optimized with multiple floors of flex-space, the building is again buzzing with industry. And, as more than 90% of the structure’s original features are still intact, 1100 Wicomico is a living monument to industrial collaboration and forward thinking.
Gross Square Footage
We offer eight stories of open-concept space, totaling 416,000 square feet. The concrete structure also keeps noise interruption to a minimum.
Whether your venture is commercial, cultural, institutional or entertainment, we can house you here. Plus, we’re designated as a HUBZone, Opportunity Zone and Enterprise Zone.
Flexible floorplans and footprints mean you can customize your space as needed, with room to grow.
Our southwest city location guarantees you access to all downtown amenities, plus fast access to 95, 295, BWI and the MARC Train. We’re proud to be part of Pigtown, one of the most culturally and economically diverse communities in Baltimore.
Simply put, parking is not a problem, thanks to our 250-space, on-site garage.
A massive loading dock and four freight elevators (one capable of holding a MINI Cooper) help you get the goods you need to get to work.
On-site Building Management
No long-distance relationship here. 1100 Wicomico is backed by a Baltimore-based company that has a vested interest in seeing the building, neighborhood and tenants thrive.
All work and no play would make anyone dull, and we’re here to spark creativity. Take a break and have a chat with fellow entrepreneurs (or grab some caffeine to fuel that next breakthrough) at our on-site café.
Access available to the highest-capacity broadband and service in all of Baltimore.
Building a Better Future
1100 Wicomico will create significant, positive change in its neighborhood and city thanks to its size and flexibility. Plans are already underway to bring fitness, wellness, retail and lab spaces to the property, as well as job-training and mentoring programs. This inclusive, hyper-local approach will spur economic growth in the area. Overall, 1100 Wicomico’s redevelopment will support an additional 550 jobs and have the net effect of adding a six-story building to Baltimore.
Learn more about our current offerings by downloading our latest leasing brochure.
Baltimore’s future is built at 1100 Wicomico. Our current roster of innovators is already hard at work reshaping their industries and our local economy.
Artists and Fabricators
Harbor Innovation Center
High-Tech/Industrial Design and Manufacturing
Services and Industrial
Textiles and Clothing
In the News
What’s happening at 1100 Wicomico isn’t water cooler chat—it’s industry news.