The Stieff Silver Building

The Stieff Silver building is an old silver company in Baltimore, which is now owned by the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering. You can see the lighted sign on the building when driving through Baltimore on interstate 83. Normally the lights in their sign are plain white, but they change them out with red and green for specific holidays. Obviously Christmas gets alternating red and green as shown in the photo below, but they also do all red for Valentine’s Day, all green for St. Patrick’s Day, and red and white for the Fourth of July. I just love that someone came up with the idea to do this and that they take the time to change the lights out several times a year to celebrate holidays. They’re not gaining anything from it. In fact, they’re really losing time and money by doing it, but I find it to be a special treat and always get excited to see when they’ve changed their colors. So to whoever makes this happen let it be known that it is much appreciated.

00943 Stieff Silver by nickhall, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License  by  nickhall 

7 thoughts on “The Stieff Silver Building

  1. I will tell James that you appreciate it. I always tell him myself! They used to do orange for Halloween but haven’t the last couple years.

  2. I was an engraver and the first female hired as a new trainee. I was taught by Harry Martin. I have only my own silver service and one photo taken by a professional photog as a group of students were on tour stopping at my bench.

    Thank you for your effort at this history. Nancy McCauley

  3. Very few of the old timers are left. I’m now 80 and started at Stieff when I was 21. Not a bad job but I moved on to TSU special ed BCS when PL 94-162 went into effect. PICKED UP A PENSION FROM THAT , NOT EVER AVAILABLE AT THE STIEFF CO AS I RECALL.

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