Baltimore Heritage is partnering with local photographer Christine Huhn, the Baltimore Modernism Project and the D:Center to celebrate the history of Art Deco architecture in Baltimore thirty years after the publication of Baltimore Deco: An Architectural Survey of Art Deco in Baltimore.
[su_service title=”Stay tuned for details coming soon!” icon=”icon: flag-o” size=”36″]We are planning a Baltimore Deco exhibit in summer 2014. Subscribe to learn more about the exhibit and related programs in the weeks ahead![/su_service]
In the early 1980s, local photographer Sherry Cucchiella, then a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), embarked on a project to discover and document the city’s Art Deco and Moderne homes, offices and schools. In 1984, Baltimore Heritage published the result of Sherry’s hard work – Baltimore Deco: An Architectural Survey of Art Deco in Baltimore.
Thirty years have passed and Baltimore is rediscovering its appreciation of Deco architecture. In the past few years, the Senator Theatre (1939), the former Baltimore Trust Company Building (1929) and the Commercial Credit Company Building (1930) have all started or completed rehabilitation projects. Regrettably, other landmarks highlighted in Baltimore Deco are suffering deterioration from neglect including Read’s Drug Store (1933) at Howard and Lexington and the fire-damaged Ambassador Theatre (1935).