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September 2014

Mount Vernon Place: Preservation and Urban Renewal

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Lafayette Monument – Mount Vernon Place,
618 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Few could imagine tearing down the gems of Mount Vernon Place today but the buildings around the squares hold a fascinating history of fights over historic preservation and urban renewal. Far removed from the city’s bustling harbor, Mount Vernon Place developed as an affluent suburb in the mid 19th century. It was home to men like William Walters, a successful wholesale merchant whose legacy helped to establish the Walters Art Museum, and Robert Garrett II, the first-born son and heir…

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Looking Up Downtown Walking Tour: Gargoyles and Grand Landmarks

September 7 @ 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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Roland Park Co. Conversations Series: Excluded from Paradise – Discriminatory Housing Policies in The Roland Park Company’s Suburban Developments

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, Smith Hall,
4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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The second installment of the Roland Park Company Conversations Series will be held Thursday, September 11th from 7-9 pm at Second Presbyterian Church (4200 St. Paul Street). This free lecture and slideshow with architectural historian Ann Giroux titled “Excluded from Paradise: Discriminatory Housing Policies in The Roland Park Company’s Suburban Developments” is being done in partnership with Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. Seating is limited! Reserve your place with Ann Giroux at ann@anngiroux.com or (443) 939-4023. Please provide your name, phone number…

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Vacants to Value Surplus Sale: Proposal Submission Deadline

September 15
Vacants to Value,
417 E. Fayette Street, 10th Floor, Room 1037, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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The Vacants to Value Surplus Sale proposal submission deadline is cross-posted to the Baltimore Heritage calendar as a resource for developers and preservation advocates seeking more information. Anyone interested in this sale should go to Vacants to Value for the most current information about this development opportunity. The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to identify qualified developers, review proposals and award specific properties for redevelopment throughout Baltimore City. Proposals and applicants determined to be qualified will be eligible to negotiate with the City of Baltimore to…

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Hampden Heritage at Hampdenfest 2014

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
“The Avenue” in Hampden,
W. 36th Street and Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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Join the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance at Hampdenfest 2014 where they will be sharing information about their new self-guided historic tour brochure for Hampden-area neighborhoods. A new self-guided tour brochure (including five distinct walking tours and 35 locations!) will welcome visitors to Hampden by telling the story of the area’s beginning as a collection of mill villages up through the story of the community today. Hampden’s history is very important to our community and our goal is to provide an engaging and accessible way to share it! About Hampdenfest HampdenFest began…

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