Baltimore historian Jamie Hunt is back with a Valentine’s Day-themed tour of romance in Mount Vernon, and a look inside Ambassador Marburg’s mansion (wonderfully restored by Agora Publishing).
For two centuries, Mount Vernon has seen spectacular love stories, bitter feuds, and more than a few juicy trysts. The neighborhood’s earliest days include patriot and original Mount Vernon landowner John Eager Howard marrying a charming young Philadelphian, Margaret “Peggy” Chew, after her first love was hanged for treason in a plot that involved Benedict Arnold. Fast forward 200 years and Mount Vernon saw a 20th century graduate of its Baltimore School for the Arts, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, fall in love with and marry another noted Philadelphian, actor Will Smith.
14 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
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