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Palladi Construction Company Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0092-PCC

Scope and Contents Note

Collection includes plats, drawings, correspondence, and accounts concerning the work of the Palladi Construction Company, particularly in the West Hills area of Baltimore City and County. Collection also includes Palladi family records.


  • 1924-1964


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Giuseppe Palladi immigrated to the United States in 1915 from Carpineti, Italy. After serving in World War I, he settled in the Baltimore area, founded Palladi Construction in 1920, and began building brick row houses on 30th street in Waverly. Palladi projects continued in the western section of the city, spanning Frederick Road, and into the Catonsville-Arbutus area of Baltimore County.

Giuseppe Palladi was forced to retire in 1963 after a stroke. Peter Palladi, his son who took over the company, died in 1965. In 1967, a top Palladi Construction superintendent was killed in a car crash. The company stopped its operations in early 1968, citing these tragedies among the reasons for its decision. Giuseppe Palladi died on August 18, 1974.


13.5 Linear Feet

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Gloria Palladi on October 28, 2001. The first accession was made in 2001 and the second accession was received in March 2020.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. Collection describes two accessions. Please contact Special Collections to use these materials.
Palladi Construction Company Records
Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (September 2020).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

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