The Blaustein Building
The Blaustein Building, dedicated on May 28, 1968, was the company's third headquarters. By 1932, Louis Blaustein and his son had moved from their small space in South Baltimore to larger offices in the Amoco Building in downtown Baltimore. By the early 1960s, however, the company needed new space, so Jacob commissioned noted Philadelphia architect, Vincent Kling, to design a new corporate headquarters. With its modern, spacious interiors, and International Style exterior, the building served as an anchor for the redevelopment of downtown Baltimore's central core.
At its dedication, Blaustein remembered the family's first corner office at the warehouse: "We did not need a large office then; our office was really in our heads. Father and I would be on the street most of the day...selling coal oil to grocery stores. They were days during which we could (with our own eyes) really see and feel steady growth and progress."