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2018 Preservation Awards Celebration at the Fox Building

Please join Baltimore Heritage for our annual Preservation Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the historic Fox Building in Hampden. The evening will include food and drinks, tours of Fox Building, the former factory for Noxema that is now being converted into apartments, and a celebration of the year's best preservation and revitalization projects and the people who made them happen

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Gilt lettering advertising Poole & Hunt around a black-and-white illustration of the foundry.

From Poole & Hunt to Clipper Mill: A Short History

Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will present a short history of the Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works, focusing on how the site changed over time to meet new and challenging industrial needs, and eventually its adaptation to its current use as Clipper Mill. The event is free and registration is not required.

This program is held in partnership with Baltimore Heritage and Preservation Maryland as part of the History of the Jones Falls Mills project, recently chosen as part of Preservation's Six-to-Fix initiative. Grant support for the project comes from the Baltimore National Heritage Area.

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Industrial Valley: 200 Years of Manufacturing Along Jones Falls

Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will discuss the grist mills of the late 18th century, textile mills in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the lighter manufacturers that took their place. These early entrepreneurs included Irish immigrants, including Robert Poole and Martin Kelly.

Nathan is currently working on a series of interpretive signs to be placed at historic industrial sites along the Jones Falls. The project was recently chosen for Preservation Maryland’s Six-to-Fix program.