A vacant building that sits adjacent to the Mayfair Theatre in downtown Baltimore caught fire yesterday. The two-alarm blaze caused external damage to the historic theater, according to fire department spokesman Ian Brennan. It is not yet known what kind of internal damage has been done.
The fire was reported around 12:20 p.m and brought under control an hour later.
The Mayfair has sat vacant since the late 1980s, when it stopped showing films. The city-owned building has been designated a Baltimore City landmark since 2011.
A 2010 video taken from inside the theatre reveals an extremely run-down interior. And just as the fire was breaking out yesterday, contractors were in the process of removing the Mayfair’s marquee, which had “deteriorated to the point that it was unsafe,” Downtown Partnership told the Baltimore Sun.
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