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In her position of Director of the History of Medicine in Maryland at MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, Meg Fairfax Fielding digs deeply into the organization’s archives and collections, which date to its founding in 1799. Several years ago, she began charting what is essentially a family tree of hospitals that operated in Baltimore, which ones disappeared, which ones merged, and which still survive. In this virtual tour, Meg will share some of the more unusual hospitals in Baltimore, as well as a few we all know, complete with historic engravings and photographs, and maybe a few stories!Find out more »
Ed Orser will share the legacy of the Olmsteds' park designs on Baltimore's park system. For 75 years the nationally-renowned Olmsted firm (father, son, and step-son) played a major role shaping the park system of Baltimore. During a period of rapid growth for the city, they provided comprehensive plans in 1904 and 1926 as well as specific recommendations and designs for park projects. Their legacy is evident in today’s park system.Find out more »
Join us as Jillian Storms presents about Turkish architect Nezahat Arıkoğlu and her midcentury designs! This presentation will highlight the design work of one of the early woman of architecture in Maryland, Nezahat Sügüder Arıkoğlu (1920–2000), who practiced with her husband İlhan Muzaffer Arıkoğlu (1922–1981) in Baltimore in the 1960s before returning to Turkey. They are credited with over 20 nearly modern projects in our region that include apartments, private residences, shopping centers, manufacturing plants, and offices, including WJZ's TV Studio on Television Hill.Find out more »
Baltimore is a city filled with a wide range of architectural treasures. Some of the city's most beloved treasures are its historic school buildings, from the castle-like City College to the modernist Patterson Park High. The best architects in the city competed to design these impressive and important public buildings.
Leading this architectural adventure is Meg Fairfax Fielding, a past-president of BAF. Meg loves to explore Baltimore and the surrounding areas. By day, she is the head of the History of Maryland Medicine at MedChi, which was founded in 1799, but on weekends, you might find her on a lonely road on the Eastern Shore searching for a small, ancient church. Follow her on Instagram at PigtownDesign.Find out more »