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November 2017

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

November 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$5

Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore’s Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city – historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you’ll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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Request for Proposals: ACME Business Complex Site

November 6
Baltimore, United States + Google Map

The City of Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), on behalf of the Mayor of Baltimore through this Request for Proposals (RFP), is seeking written proposals from qualified Respondents for the purchase and redevelopment of an assemblage of three City-owned properties located in the Bridgeview/Greenlawn neighborhood, known collectively as the Acme Business Complex. The intent of this RFP is to promote the re-use of these parcels in a fashion that will achieve the City’s objectives including job creation, tax generation, and attractive…

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Keeping History Above Water: Cultural Heritage in an Age of Climate Change

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Register
First Unitarian Church, 1 West Franklin Street
Baltimore, 21201 United States
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Free Event

The recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma are painful reminders that we are living in an age of increasing risks posed by climate change. The risks are to people and places, including historic cities like Baltimore. For our 2017 Heritage Lecture, Ms. Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation for Annapolis, will share her national work in her home city and Newport, Rhode Island to protest historic communities using techniques like hazard mitigation planning, flooding adaptation strategies, 3D modeling, and hurricane case studies. Please join us for this free event.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Colorized postcard of people standing around market stalls in front of the Lexington Market shed building.

If you haven’t been to Lexington Market in a while, or even if you’re a regular there, we hope you’ll join us on a tour of this iconic Baltimore place with Market Manager Stacey Pack to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. Along the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, and other vendors that have been in their stalls for 100 years or more. We will also go down and explore the catacombs under the marketplace, getting a first-hand look at these mysterious spaces that are normally closed to the public.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$5

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.

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