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Originally developed by the Rockefeller family, the building evokes the era of the 1920's with impressive limestone colonnades, bronze trim and a gracious lobby detailed in marble and bronze. The Standard, once known as The Standard Oil Building and listed individually in the National Register of Historical Places, has been restored to capture the aura of its original splendor. Southern Management has designed each residence to fit individual tastes, from studios, one and two-bedroom luxury apartment homes and lofts with towering ceilings, premium finishes and hardware, and incredible views of the Inner Harbor, downtown Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay
I have lived here for years. In the beginning, it was wonderful. Very well maintained with lots of fun, community-building activities (eg, amazing race through the building, guess the number of beans in a jar). Stable front desk staff that got to know you, and it felt very safe and friendly. Over the years, the property has gotten run down, with poor management. People are routinely smoking right by the building, cigarette butts in the building. The garage door is broken every couple of months and you never know which garage exit will be broken until you get there and have to circle around to the other one. There are far fewer community events now, and much higher staff turnover. With that, packages getting misdirected/lost and not being called about packages. Newer staff seem to let anyone and everyone into the building without stopping them at the desk. Internet is no longer included in the utilities, so the convenience of everything being packaged together in the rent is no longer there. Coffee machine is very outdated, oftentimes not working and the coffee packets are often not well stocked. Overall, good for a college student but not a working professional.
It has been a great experience living at the Standard ! The apartment looks great and is very comfortable. Safe neighborhood and easy access to Hopkins. The employees are very nice, friendly and helpful.