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Weatherization, Retrofit Baltimore

Introduction to weatherization and historic tax credits on May 14

Want to keep your old house cool and comfortable this summer? Learn more about weatherization and the great financial incentives for retrofitting your home from  Retrofit Baltimore. We’ll also share how you can save money on weatherization and other home rehabilitation projects with historic tax credits! Join Baltimore Heritage and Retrofit Baltimore for a free one-hour workshop for more information or find more details about historic tax credits programs here.

Weatherization & Historic Tax Credits Workshop

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Govans Branch Library, 5714 Bellona Ave Baltimore, MD 21212
RSVP today!

Free on-street parking available. For more information contact, Ben Wallen at bwallen@retrofitbaltimore.org or Eli Pousson at pousson@baltimoreheritage.org

Photo: Mill No. 1

Photograph from Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun, April 28, 2013.
Photograph courtesy Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun, April 28, 2013.

We’re excited to return to Mill No. 1 this summer for our annual Preservation Awards Celebration on June 20, 2013. Discover the history of the Mt. Vernon Mill complex at Explore Baltimore Heritage and learn more about this exciting a $44 million rehabilitation and adaptive reuse project from The Baltimore Sun.

Finding architecture in the archives with the Roland Park Company collection at JHU

Thanks to Jordon Steele, University Archivist at Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries for this guest blog post on the Roland Park Company records and an upcoming panel discussion on the  Roland Park Company’s lasting legacy in architecture, planning and society. Discover more about this archival adventure through monthly posts by Jordon and his colleagues on the Sheridan Libraries blog.

JHU Sheridan Libraries

The Roland Park Company Records were donated to Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries in 2010. This rich and diverse collection of correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, and related corporate records provides a window into one of the most important development companies of the 20th century. Upwards of 400 cubic feet, upon arrival only a small portion of the Roland Park Company Records were fully processed and therefore accessible to researchers. Responding to overwhelming research demand from audiences ranging from the local community to international scholars, the Sheridan Libraries successfully applied for a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to hire a full-time, professional project archivist to arrange and describe this collection according to archival best practice.  The collection will reopen to researchers, fully processed and accessible, in March 2014.

Please join us for an exciting program featuring the only two scholars that have published research based on the collection: Professor Robert Fishman, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan and Paige Glotzer, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University. They will be joined by Garrett Power, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Maryland School of Law and the panel chair, Mary Ryan, John Martin Vincent Professor of History, Department of History

The Roland Park Company: Building History in Baltimore and Beyond

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:30 pm to 6:30pm
Mason Hall Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University
Find more information on the event from JHU or on Facebook.

Turnbirdge Avenue, JHU Sheridan Libraries
Turnbirdge Avenue, JHU Sheridan Libraries

This panel will convene urban studies and land planning scholars to discuss the impact of the Roland Park Company’s projects on urban and suburban development, housing policy, race and ethnic relations, and architectural tradition.  From the company’s start in 1891 through the mid-20th century, Baltimore’s Roland Park Company made a major impact on the city’s built environment, played a major role in defining the characteristics of suburbs and suburban life that are now second nature, and left behind a checkered legacy that endures to this day.

Behind the Scenes Tour at Thomas Brown Woodwright highlights architectural millwork and antique machines

Thomas Brown, Woodwright

Thomas Brown, Woodwright custom mills architectural products for historic buildings all over Baltimore and beyond. Amazingly, Thomas Brown does all this mostly on machines that pre-date the Great Depression. The shop uses very few machines built after 1929 and keeps some machines that date as far back as the 1830s. Please join us for a Behind the Scenes Tour of this workshop located in a 1905 former icehouse building in the Remington neighborhood.

Behinds the Scenes at the Thomas Brown, Woodwright Workshop
Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
330 West 23rd Street, Baltimore, 21211
RSVP Today! $15 members | $25 non-members – wine & cheese will be served.
Parking is available on the street. Enter on the Hampden Avenue Side.

You can see Thomas Brown’s handicraft in architectural millwork across the city at places like Hampton Mansion, Evergreen House, and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion. A little further afield, his shop has has helped to restore the Gracie Mansion in New York, the Harvard University Center in Boston, Winterthur Museum in Delaware, and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Thomas Brown’s workshop has fifteen wood working machines that have vanished from the planet everywhere else except their shop in Remington! What others consider antiquated or outdated, Thomas Brown considers essential to fabricating architectural woodwork for historic buildings.  Please join Mr. Brown as he walks us through his shop sharing the stories of this rare historic wood-working equipment and the architectural woodwork that they produce.

Thomas Brown, Woodwright
Thomas Brown, Woodwright

Upcoming workshops on weatherization and historic tax credits in Roland Park and Mt. Washington

We’re partnering with Retrofit Baltimore to bring you two great workshops on how to combine historic tax credits with weatherization in your historic house. An energy retrofit makes your home more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and comfortable. Through measures such as insulating and air-sealing, you can drastically lower your energy use and save money on utility bills while eliminating uncomfortable drafts and decreasing your home’s impact on the environment. You can save even more if your project is eligible for historic tax credits from the Maryland Historical Trust! Check out our resources on city and state historic tax credits for more information or RSVP today for the first workshop in Roland Park next week. No RSVP is required for the free Baltimore Green Fest on February 2.

Weatherization & Historic Tax Credits Workshop

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Roland Park Branch Library, 5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

This free one hour workshop provides a quick introduction to energy retrofits and how they can be combined with city and state historic tax credits. RSVP today!

Baltimore Green Fest

Saturday, February 2, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
The Mt. Washington School, 1801 Sulgrave Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Introduction to Historic Tax Credits Workshop – 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Learn how local nonprofits and businesses are working to create a greener, more sustainable Baltimore through interactive workshops with Rebuilding Together Baltimore, Back River Restoration Committee, Baltimore Heritage, and more! Be sure to sample delicious food from local restaurants including Clementine and don’t forget to bring your bike for a road safety bike ride with Bikemore. Free – no RSVP required! More details from Retrofit Baltimore.