Skip to main content

John A. Ahlers Papers

Identifier: R0055-JAA

Scope and Contents

Personal papers, photographs, artwork and architectural drawings.


  • 1895 - 1971
  • 1935 - 1957


Biographical Note

John Allan Ahlers was born in Oberhausen, Germany in 1895. He trained as an architect and became a member of the American Institute of Architects in 1931. Ahlers designed the Original Northwood neighborhood in Baltimore and became its single most significant contributor of residential and commercial works.


6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Custodial History

John A. Ahler’s papers were kept by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ahlers and William Dewitt Bliss, who conveyed them to architectural historian Dean Wagner for use in his application for designation of the Northwood National Historic District. The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Mary Ahlers Bliss in 2006.
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA