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Baltimore Architecture Foundation

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June 2021

The History and Award Winning Renovation of the Pratt Central Library (Virtual Talk)

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

The Pratt Central Library achieved second place in BAF's Architecture Madness tournament of Baltimore’s best buildings built between 1870 and today and hosted in celebration of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary. In today’s Virtual History, we'll explore what makes this library so special and how it served as a national model for libraries that followed.

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July 2021

Designs on Victory: Olmsted-Inspired Garden City Plans for Historic Dundalk (Virtual Talk)

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

Amy Menzer discusses the design and development of WWI Era Historic Dundalk! The Bethlehem Steel Mill at Sparrows Point launched an effort to create a Garden City-style town in 1917 just before the US entered WWI. At the same time, the Federal Government began housing production for war workers. Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (FLO Jr.) headed the Town Planning division of the new United States Housing Corporation. Several colleagues in the nascent profession of city planning who had worked with FLO Jr. on Roland Park and Forest Hills Gardens were all directly involved in designing Dundalk, including Baltimore architect Edward Palmer, Roland Park Company leader Edward Bouton, and architects Grosvenor Atterbury and Charles Wellford Leavitt. Their plans were inspired by their designs for more affluent areas, including curvilinear streets, separation of uses, green spaces, and restrictive covenants. We will explore how these plans created a new community for workers and managers, but was segregated by race.

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Virtual Tour of Baltimore’s Municipal Buildings

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

Baltimore is a city filled with a wide range of architectural treasures. Meg Fielding will take us on a virtual tour of Baltimore’s municipal buildings like pumping stations, fire houses, and beautiful government buildings that house the infrastructure and people that keep Baltimore going.

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The Church of the Redeemer: Baltimore’s Beloved Modernist Church (Virtual Talk)

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

The Church of the Redeemer made it to the semifinals of BAF's Architecture Madness tournament, which included 64 exceptional Baltimore buildings built between 1870 and today, hosted in celebration of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary. We'll explore what makes this modernist church so beloved by Baltimoreans.

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