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July 2019

Request for Proposals: Development Opportunities in Upton, Coldspring and Waverly

July 23
Department of Housing & Community Development, 417 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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A two-story brick school building.

Note: The deadline for all four RFPs has been extended from Thursday, June 20 to Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) issued its Spring Requests for Proposals (RFPs) this week offering key sites for future development in the neighborhoods of Upton, Coldspring and Waverly. The multiple RFPs are seeking redevelopment plans for the following sites: 4701 Yellowwood Road (14,924 square feet of developable space on 3.69 acres of land) – formerly the…

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Old Line State Summit

July 24 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll Street
Baltimore, MD 21701 United States
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$35
Preservation Maryland Presents the Old Line State Summit

Preservation Maryland will convene Maryland’s statewide historic preservation and smart growth conference, the Old Line State Summit, in Frederick on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This full-day event is for anyone who is committed to protecting the places that make Maryland special and those who want to know more about how to use new tools, grow effective collaborations, and hone their preservation skills. Attendees and speakers for this one-day conference range from planners, architects, Main Street professionals, museum volunteers and staff,…

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How Sweet It Is: Rheb’s Candies at 101

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rheb’s Candies, 3352 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229 United States
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$10

Newlyweds Louis and Esther Rheb moved into their new home at 3352 Wilkens Avenue in 1917 and a year later, Louis started making candy. With batches of taffies, fudges and jellies going to Hollins and Belair Markets, Rheb’s Candies was born 100 years ago. Please join us and the fourth generation of Rheb family members on a tour of the factory (still on the first floor of their house) and store (a converted garage) of this quintessentially Baltimore legacy business.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Federal Hill Park (Southwest Corner), 301 Warren Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$10

Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We fortified the hill to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it! Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest…

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The Downtown You Never Knew Walking Tour

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edward A. Garmatz Federal Courthouse Plaza, 101 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Did you know that the Continental Congress met in downtown Baltimore? Or that Abraham Lincoln just barely escaped an assisination attempt there? Or that German agents plotted sabotage on Charles Street during World War I? Please join us and our tour guide, Mr. Jefferson Gray, as we explore downtown Baltimore from its earliest days through the Civil War, the labor unrest of the Gilded Age, the Great Fire of 1904 and Civil Rights Movement. We’ll take in some great architecture, spot the filming sites of various movies, and of course learn a good bit about Baltimore’s history.

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August 2019

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

August 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

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. Best of all, you'll discover where all the noble lions,…

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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carroll Mansion, 800 Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Anchored by the Phoenix Shot Tower, Historic Jonestown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and includes often overlooked landmarks. In addition to going inside the Shot Tower, on this tour you'll learn about the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Meeting House) and the third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street Synagogue), and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll. The Shot Tower, the tallest structure in the United States until 1846, stands out…

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

August 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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