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October 2014

Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation: 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore City Hall,
100 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Join Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, CHAP Commissioners and staff, and the Department of Planning in celebrating CHAP’s 50 years of service. For more information, please contact Eric Holcomb at 443-984-2728 or eric.holcomb@baltimorecity.gov. In 2014, the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) is celebrating 50 years since their founding in 1964. CHAP oversees 33 historic districts and nearly 200 city landmarks, including approximately 13,000 structures. CHAP is credited with launching the country’s first municipal outdoor sculpture conservation program, shaping some of the country’s…

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Prelude to Victory for the Center for Healthcare and Healthy Living at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church,
901 Poplar Grove Street, Baltimore, MD 21216 United States
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Join the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation for a special meeting to celebrate their progress towards the rehabilitation of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and to organize for the work that lies ahead. In partnership with Baltimore Heritage, the Coppin Heights CDC has won financial support from the state historic tax credit program, identified an anchor tenant for the new “Center for Healthcare and Healthy Living,” and negotiated the building’s transfer from Coppin State University to the CDC this fall. Community residents and everyone who has shared their…

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November 2014

Mount Vernon Place: Slavery & Emancipation 150

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Lafayette Monument – Mount Vernon Place,
618 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland, join us on a walk through the untold stories of enslaved and free African Americans around Mount Vernon Place. Around Mount Vernon Place, memorials in bronze and marble honor slave-holders – George Washington, John Eager Howard, and Roger B. Taney. No statue recognizes the labor of the enslaved people who worked and lived in the neighborhood’s handsome antebellum houses. No plaque recalls Frederick Douglass’ words – “All that is merciful and…

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Free State at the Peale: Art Exhibit & Sale

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carroll Mansion,
800 Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Free State at the Peale pays tribute to the museum’s 200 years of presenting fine art to the public. It is the first major event in the Peale Center’s $4 million capital campaign to breathe new life into this historic icon in the heart of downtown and make it a lively gathering place to explore Baltimore’s rich architecture and diverse history. Free State at the Peale will be held at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard St., a building close…

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Looking Up Downtown Walking Tour: Gargoyles and Grand Landmarks

November 2 @ 9:30 am
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States

Join Baltimore Heritage at Baltimore Farmer’s Market for a monthly Looking Up Downtown tour on the first Sunday of every month. In a little over an hour and a little less than a mile (for only a little more than a cup of coffee!), we take you on a walk through the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. We’ll show you a piece of the Berlin Wall embedded in the bricks of an 18th century church. We’ll take you…

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