About the Neighborhood

The Lombardy Cooperative (1915)

Tuscany Lombardy in 1921

In 1913, Friz purchased an irregular tract of land from the University Parkway Company for $12k to create a series of apartment buildings.  The first, The Lombardy, was designed in an Italian Renaissance style of brick and terra cotta for $55K in 1914.  It contained a supervisor and maid quarters on the top floor.  In 1917, as cars gained popularity, he built a 10 story garage to its north to accommodate those of the Lombardy and Tuscany.

(Information assembled by Jillian Storms, AIA for Baltimore Heritage Inc. Walking Tour in May 2019)