An Art Deco building graces South President Street.
A fixture in the landscape of Baltimore, The Shot Tower is where cannonballs were once made.
Art Deco even influences private homes, as seen in this North Charles Street edifice.
The Charles, a favorite movie theater north of Penn Station.
The Hotel Belvedere, an Art Deco building in Mount Vernon - not far from the setting of Hot L Baltimore.
Long gone: a building once known as the Ideal Theatre on Hampden's 36th Street, aka "The Avenue."
Cafe Hon's pink flamingo (an homage to John Waters' film Pink Flamingos) attracts visitors to the Avenue.
Old meets new: an Art Deco arch over the storefront of a Royal Farms convenience store on the Avenue.
Cars parked outside "Painted Ladies" - rowhouses on "The Avenue."
The Senator Theatre is a landmark in both Baltimore lore and Art Deco architecture.
The Senator was host to premieres of films from Baltimore legends like Barry Levinson and John Waters.
The Senator was at one point slated for demolition but a group of citizens rose up to save it.
The Senator's exterior: Art Deco in every inch.
A chandelier lights the way into the Senator.
An antique clock in the Senator lobby, with newspapers underneath to protect the bas-relief.
The upper balcony of the Senator boasts elaborate, swirly-patterned moldings.
Swirls evoking sunbursts pattern the lobby floor.
The Senator's dome, once a florid fresco, is undergoing restoration today.
The timeless grandeur of the old gold Senator shows its fragility.
The Senator features a "Baltimore Walk Of Fame" with names of celebrities from Muhammad Ali to Rita Moreno written in the cement.
The B & O Railroad Building was once the headquarters of the Baltimore & Ohio line.
The Hotel Monaco, built at the turn of the century, welcomes guests today with its red canopy.
Art Deco signs featured bold lettering and vibrant colors.
John Waters' cult film Hairspray became a major Broadway musical and launched the careers of Ricki Lake and others. Unfortunately, the movie's talented drag queen Divine passed away before the film's release.