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Celebrating 100 Years of history in Guilford

In 2013, the Guilford Association celebrated 100 years of history since the development of their historic neighborhood began in early 1913. Baltimore Heritage is excited to share the history of this neighborhood through a unique series of posts by Tom Hobbs, President of the Guilford Association.

Exploring the Guilford Mansion & Estate – “Billy” McDonald’s 52-room mansion and A.S. Abell’s family home

May 16, 2013

We’re excited to share a guest blog post from Tom Hobbs, President of the Guilford Association highlighting 100 years of history in Guilford. The Guilford Association is planning many great events this year to recognize the centennial anniversary which you can find on their website or on the Guilford Centennial Facebook page. Today’s… Read more

“The place to live in the city” – Edward H. Bouton’s visionary plan for the Roland Park-Guilford District

June 11, 2013

We’re excited to share our latest guest blog post from Tom Hobbs, President of the Guilford Association in a series on Guilford’s 100 years of history. The Guilford Association is planning many great events this year to recognize the centennial anniversary which you can find on their website or on the Guilford Centennial Facebook page.  When… Read more

“Unusual care” – Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and the plan for Guilford

August 6, 2013

After a bit of a summer break, we have our latest guest blog post by Tom Hobbs, President of the Guilford Association from his series on Guilford’s 100 years of history. Find out more about upcoming events in Guilford on the Guilford Centennial Facebook page including our September house tour with historian Ann Giroux! The… Read more

“The whole place is good” – Edward L. Palmer and the architecture of Guilford

August 22, 2013

Our latest post in our ongoing series on the 100 year history of Guilford is by Walter Schamu FAIA on the role of Edward L. Palmer. Enjoy Walter’s thoughtful history of Palmer and his firm Palmer & Lamdin: It would be impossible to discuss the history of Baltimore’s Guilford community without… Read more

All the “conveniences and amenities of life” – Construction begins in Guilford

July 30, 2014

After a long hiatus, we are glad to resume our series from Tom Hobbs, President of the Guilford Association on the history of Guilford’s architecture and development. Almost immediately after the merger of the Guilford Park Company with the Roland Park Company in 1911 work began on the development of Guilford. A community plan prepared by Frederick… Read more

“Reasonably in accordance with the canons of good taste” – Development of houses in Guilford

August 13, 2014

We are glad to share this last post in the series from Tom Hobbs, President of the Guilford Association highlighting 100 years of history in Guilford. By 1912, construction of the roads and infrastructure was well underway in Guilford and marketing of building sites began in earnest. The sales office was initially located in an… Read more