A. Hoen & Co. and a legacy of lithography

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The Hoen Lithograph property was one of six awarded by the city last month, after a push to market notable buildings owned by the city for private development.

The 85,000-square-foot property, where some of the first maps were produced for National Geographic, has been vacant since 1981.

Here’s a look at a few of the prints produced back when A. Hoen & Co. was a printing hub in the city, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The real estate firm founded by developer Bill Struever said Tuesday it is part of a joint venture planning to turn a historic complex in East Baltimore into housing, office space and café. The proposal envisions about 50 apartments, with special light and noise block-out features for nurses.