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June 2022

The Olmsted Firm’s Evolving Relationship with the Roland Park Company (Virtual Talk)

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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On Friday June 3, 2022, author Ann G. Giroux will give a Virtual History on "The Olmsted Firm's Evolving Relationship with the Roland Park Company" starting at 1:00pm. The Roland Park Company, headed by Edward H. Bouton, collaborated with the Olmsted firm on numerous projects both in and out of Baltimore’s historic Roland Park Company District. This professional relationship, which spanned several decades, produced dramatically different landscape treatments, reflecting Bouton’s growing experience, confidence and stature, evolving trends in suburban residential design, and financial considerations. This program will show through pictures and plans how the Olmsteds adapted their planning principles to meet Bouton’s requirements for the communities of Roland Park (1890s), Guilford (1910s) and Homeland (1920s).

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Historic Green Mount Cemetery

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Green Mount Cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$20

Opened in 1839, Green Mount is an early example of an urban-rural cemetery, that is, a cemetery with a park-like setting located close to the countryside. Green Mount is the final resting place of some of Maryland’s most famous, and infamous, figures including Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson, A.S. Abell, John H. B. Latrobe, A. Aubrey Bodine, John Wilkes Booth, and Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija Board! Join Baltimore Heritage and tour guide Tim Fabiszak to tour Baltimore’s historic Green Mount Cemetery.

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History from the Middle of the Street: A Walking Tour for the Charles Street Promenade

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201, 1 W Saratoga St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Baltimore is kicking cars off of portions of Charles Street for a day, and we're taking advantage of it! On Saturday June 4, only pedestrians and bicycles will be allowed on a good portion of Charles Street between Saratoga and North Avenue as part of the Charles Street Promenade. Join Baltimore Heritage’s Executive Director, Johns Hopkins, on a stroll down the middle of the street to get a perspective that we normally don't get of many of the city's most interesting historic buildings. We'll talk about some of Maryland’s oldest churches, take in architecture from Colonial Revival to Brutualist, and share stories from the founding of American philanthropy to the role rye whisky played in shaping more than a few beloved institutions...all from the middle of the street!

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Out of the Ashes: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Replica Gaslight, 300 E Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

In February 1904, Baltimore’s chief firefighter cabled Washington DC: “Desperate fire here. Must have help at once!” A tremendous fire was sweeping through downtown and showed little signs of stopping. Not until 5:00 p.m. the next day was the fire brought under control. Overall, it destroyed 1500 buildings, left 35,000 people unemployed, and damaged $150 million of property. Resilient Baltimore rebounded quickly, erecting new buildings, widening streets, and improving fire safety designs. Rising out of the ashes, Baltimore used the fire to rethink the city, and the downtown we know today is shaped largely by this incident. Join us on this walking tour as we see what 2500 degrees Fahrenheit heat can do to blocks of solid stone, learn how the fire shaped architecture locally and across the country, and hear the tale of one of the fire’s great heroes: Goliath the horse.

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