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April 2018

Federal Hill by Foot: 1776 and All That

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15

With its current name dating to the celebratory days when Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution, Federal Hill has a recorded history stretching back to the early seventeenth century when Captain John Smith first spotted it. Baltimore Heritage’s own Marsha Wise will lead this tour through one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.

We will meet in Federal Hill Park at the George Armistead Monument overlooking downtown.

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May 2018

Ridgely’s Delight by Foot: George Washington Slept Here!

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD United States
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$15

For a tiny neighborhood squeezed between the University of Maryland and Camden Yards, Ridgely’s Delight contains an oversized history. Local resident and historian Sharon Reuter will lead us through this compact community where our nation’s first president truly did stay.

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Lauraville by Foot: From Iron Furnaces to Leafy Suburb

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zekes Coffee, 4719 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD United States
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$15

As the nineteenth century progressed, iron furnaces along Darley Path turned to truck farms and then to leafy suburban neighborhoods on Harford Road. Join Christine Muldowney with the Lauraville Heritage Project and Eric Holcomb from the city’s preservation commission on a walk through this neighborhood steeped in history.

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April 2019

Auchentoroly Terrace by Foot: A Historic Neighborhood & A Changing Druid Hill Park

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaarei Tfiloh Synagogue, 2001 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$15

Originally part of George Buchanan’s Scottish named estate, Auchentorolie, today’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood adjacent to Druid Hill Park is poised for change and growth. Join local resident and public artist Graham Coreil-Allan, a community leader working on neighborhood and park planning, on a walking tour to learn about the history of the community and park and the direction both are heading in the near future.

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East Baltimore Midway by Foot: The Remaking of a Historic Neighborhood

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Midway Park, 2226 Kirk Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Starting as a community of a few detached houses in Baltimore County in the mid 19th century, East Baltimore Midway became a vibrant middle income neighborhood just north of Green Mount Cemetery. Today, residents and partner organizations like the Central Baltimore Partnership and Jubilee Baltimore have embarked on a new revitalization plan. Join local leaders on a walking tour to see how East Baltimore Midway is transforming into a healthy community with school improvements, new live/work spaces and more.

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May 2019

Tuscany-Canterbury by Foot: The Masterworks of Architect Clyde Nelson Friz

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Scottish Rite Temple, 3800 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Known for his Beaux-Arts masterpieces the Pratt Library’s central branch and the Scottish Rite Temple on Charles and 39th Streets, architect Clyde Friz also was behind a number of the grand apartment houses in the Tuscany Canterbury neighborhood. Join us and our tour guides architect Jillian Storms and historian Charlie Duff on a walking tour to learn about, and go into, several of Friz’s wonderful Tudor and Italian Renaissance style apartment buildings, and learn about the architect and the neighborhood along the way.

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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
Union Square Park, 1524 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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$15
A large iron planter at the entrance to a green park on a stone pediment with incised text reading Union Square.

Union Square grew out of the former estate of Baltimore’s second mayor, Thorowgood Smith, into a vibrant neighborhood centered on Victorian rowhouses and the thriving Hollins Market. Join long time resident and Baltimore Historian professor Betsy Nix on a walking tour to learn how summer concerts, a competitive gardening scene for window boxes and tree wells, and the imminent start to re-opening H.L. Mencken’s house are helping this historic neighborhood revitalize.

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Pennsylvania Avenue by Foot: A Rising Black Arts and Entertainment District

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$15

From Cab Calloway to Redd Foxx, Pennsylvania Avenue has long been a center for Baltimore’s arts and entertainment scene. Today Pennsylvania Avenue is on its way to becoming the newest designated Arts and Entertainment District and would be the city’s only one focusing on black artists. Join us and our guides who have been leading the effort to get Pennsylvania Avenue designated as an Arts and Entertainment District as we walk through “The Avenue” exploring its history and its future.

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