Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects designed renovations to the historic Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Having been commissioned by the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc. to lead the renovation of the historic Baltimore City landmark, the architects successfully obtained all required historic preservation reviews and approvals from agencies including the Maryland Historic Trust, Baltimore City, and Commission for Historic Architectural Preservation (CHAP).
The renovation has improved accessibility for the general public by creating a new accessible entrance at street level, an elevator to connect the above-grade exhibition and staff operation floors, and modify an existing restroom to meet ADA requirements.
The museum is comprised of three floors and a basement, for a total of approximately 6,800 square feet.
Babe Ruth artifacts were removed from the museum for temporary storage during the renovation construction. This $700,000 project was completed in June 2015. The museum reopened June 12, in time for the summer tourist season.