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Union Square by Foot: What Would H. L. Mencken Think of Summer Concerts & Window Boxes

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15 | Register
A large iron planter at the entrance to a green park on a stone pediment with incised text reading Union Square.

Built on the former estate of Baltimore’s second mayor, Thorowgood Smith, beginning in the 1840s, Union Square was The Place to live for a new burgeoning class of lawyers, doctors and other professionals. “Millionaire’s Row” ran along Stricker Street adjacent to the park and nearby Hollins Market (the city’s oldest standing public market building) bustled with activity.

Today, with concerts in the park in the summertime, a significant uptick in rehab activity, and the imminent start to reopening H.L. Mencken’s home on the Square, Union Square has a vibrant feel. Join long-time resident and Baltimore historian professor Betsy Nix on a walking tour to  learn about the history of this gorgeous neighborhood and how its historic architecture is helping to fuel a rebirth.

Explore all five of our spring Baltimore by Foot walking tours. Our Baltimore Behind the Scenes Tours program has been funded by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.


May 11, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Union Square Park
1524 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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