When the new “Westport Power House” began operating in 1906, it was said to be the “largest power station in the south” and the “largest reinforced concrete station in the world.” Not a stick of wood was used in the construction only reinforced concrete and steel making it absolutely fireproof and invincible to outside hazards. The original smokestack was 209’ tall making it the highest in Baltimore. Westport has undergone both evolutionary and revolutionary changes and expansions since its creation powering Baltimore thru the Great Depression and two World Wars. The giant power station was closed down and was sealed up in 1993. After sitting lifeless nearly 15 years the plant is now gone following a massive demolition effort.