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August 2016

Patterson Park Pagoda and the Battle of Baltimore: Monumental City Tour

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Patterson Park Pagoda,
27 South Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore,MD21231United States
Patterson Park Pagoda by Smallbones, 2012 March 14. Wikimedia Commons.

In the fall of 1814, thousands of people came together on Hampstead Hill to defend Baltimore from a British attack. Today, the former fortifications are located in Patterson Park and topped by the charming Patterson Park Pagoda. After a short climb up the Pagoda’s winding iron stairs, you’ll enjoy a singular view of East Baltimore and learn the story of the Battle of Baltimore and War of 1812.

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September 2016

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore's Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city – historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you'll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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Sip & Stroll – Zoo History: 140 Years Young

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Register
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore,
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore,MD21217United States
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Image from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Using historic photos and vintage Zoo maps, this tour will chart the history of the Maryland Zoo from its inception in 1876 as a series of small animal exhibits inside of Druid Hill Park to a major urban cultural institution.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
battle monument image for tour

Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture.

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Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit

September 13 - September 16 | Register
Wayne State University,
495 W Ferry Ave
Detroit,MI48202United States
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The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSDHA) will convene an interdisciplinary meeting in Detroit September 13-16 of 2016 to discuss the role of historic preservation in revitalizing America’s legacy cities, where long-term population loss and economic decline present significant challenges for the future of the urban built environment.

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