Tag: South Baltimore

A Former Garage, A Whiskey Distillery and Planning for the Return of Bustle to Port Covington: A Tour of City Garage

Historically one of America's most important railroad terminals from which a major supply of the world's coal was shipped, Port Covington is once again on the brink of something big. Originally developed in 1904 as the end line of the B&O Railroad, this South Baltimore peninsula is poised to become Baltimore's largest urban renewal project and one of the largest in the country. Join us on tour as we provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what the future holds for South Baltimore.

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Behind the Scenes at City Garage and the Maryland House

Our upcoming tours give you an insider’s look at one of the most talked about projects in Baltimore, let you step into an often overlooked gem at the Maryland Zoo and tell the love stories of Mount Vernon. We are also bringing back our popular Monumental City tours on Sundays from April to November!

On April 14, our Port Covington tour offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the City Garage and a chance to talk with Sagamore Development about their vision for the future of South Baltimore. Originally developed in 1904 around the end line of the B&O Railroad, the Port Covington area is today poised to become Baltimore’s largest urban redevelopment project.

For our Maryland House tour, Tony Azola of the Azola Companies and Lori Finkelstein of the Maryland Zoo will guide you through an architectural gem located just next to the Rogers Mansion. The Maryland House was built for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and then rebuilt on the Zoo grounds. Special thanks to Preservation Maryland for co-hosting this tour! We also will hold our Mount Vernon Love Stories tours (rescheduled from a very cold Valentine’s Day weekend) on April 9 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Finally, our Monumental City tours return starting April. These tours are a great way to explore Baltimore on Sunday mornings. Join us for as we explore Jonestown and the Shot Tower (1st Sunday); Landmarks and Lions Downtown (2nd Sunday); Mount Vernon and the Washington Monument (3rd Sunday); and the Patterson Park Pagoda (4th Sunday).

View of Baltimore from Federal Hill

Federal Hill by Foot: The Hill (and Neighborhood) That’s Seen it All

Join architect Walter Schamu to explore the architecture and history of Federal Hill, from its days as a gathering place for celebrating the ratification of the U.S. Constitution to its growth as a neighborhood full of wonderful buildings and vibrant activities.

Learn more about all our 2014 Baltimore by Foot tours!

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New workshop on weatherization & historic tax credits in Federal Hill

Join Baltimore Heritage and Retrofit Baltimore for our latest joint workshop on how to improve your home’s energy efficiency while saving money with city and state historic tax credits. If you are a home-owners in a historic district like Federal Hill, Riverside, Fell’s Point, or Canton, many weatherization improvements, such as replacement HVAC systems, insulation, and wood window restoration may also qualify for the city and state historic tax credit programs. Find out how to check if you are in a historic district with our resource page on historic tax credits.

Join us at the Federal Hill Main Street offices on Wednesday, September 5 for a quick one-hour workshop that offers an introduction to weatherization, energy audits, incentives for energy efficiency, and historic tax credits. RSVP today!

Weatherization & Historic Tax Credits Workshop

Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Federal Hill Main Street, 42 East Cross Street  Baltimore, MD 21230

Questions? Contact Eli Pousson, Baltimore Heritage at pousson@baltimoreheritage.org or Evie Schwartz, Retrofit Baltimore at eschwartz@retrofitbaltimore.org.

Drinking to the War of 1812 with a Young Preservationist Happy Hour in Locust Point

Join us for our first happy hour of 2012 and a unique celebration to kick off the War of 1812 Bicentennial at J. Patrick’s in Locust Point! Since we’re just down the road from Fort McHenry, we’ve invited the Fort’s National Park Service rangers and interpreters to come out us for a drink. Buy them a round and you’ll discover that they love talking about the Battle of Baltimore over a beer just as much as they do at the Fort itself.

J. Patrick’s Irish Pub

1371 Andre Street, 21230 (Locust Point)
Thursday, February 16, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
RSVP Today!

With a wide selection of Irish and English beers, Irish dancing and music throughout the week, and an award-winning Guinness pour, J. Patrick’s is an authentic Baltimore bar in the friendly historic neighborhood of Locust Point. We’ll be drinking to celebrate the beginning of the War of 1812 Bicentennial commemoration and will be joined at the bar by rangers and interpreters, including a few who’ll be showing off their War of 1812 period clothing. Whether you come dressed as Francis Scott Key or straight from the office, RSVP today and come out for a great happy hour with friends, neighbors and old building lovers from across the city.