1998.11.1: Brexton auction announced in the Baltimore Sun, page 14B.
1998.9.17: Brexton wins the City Paper's Best Old Building in Baltimore. The quote:
We absolutely love the Brexton, an oddly shaped six-story Victorian masterpiece wedged onto a triangular midtown lot. Built in 1881-82 by prominent architect Charles Cassell, the Brexton began by offering luxury accommodations to wealthy tenants such as Wallis Warfield Simpson before ending up as low-rent art-student digs at the time of its abandonment in 1987. The building has been empty ever since, its only occupants pigeons and the occasional vagrant. Its windows smashed and its interior rotting from sheer age compounded by water damage, the Brexton is at high risk of decay and destruction.
This magnificent and unusual building, looking something like an elongated version of the Addams family's mansion, is an irreplaceable piece of 19th-century Baltimore history. We applaud amateur preservationist Roger Wood's effort to purchase and restore the Brexton before it is lost, like so many other noteworthy city edifices. And we really think you ought to drive by sometime and check out one of the coolest buildings in Baltimore.
1998.3.19: Brexton Renaissance in the Baltimore Sun
1998.3.18: Brexton Renaissance in the City Paper