This two-hour bus tour explores a selection of historic industrial properties around southwest Baltimore. We'll visit success stories like the C.L. McCoy Framing Company, vacant landmarks like the Eigenbrot Brewery, and highlight the potential for historic industrial buildings to help create new jobs and economic opportunities for Baltimore residents. The tour will be followed by a one-hour lunch and discussion at Montgomery Park with guest speakers Bill Cole (Baltimore Development Corporation), Ilana Preuss (Recast City), and Kurt Sommer (Baltimore Integration Partnership).
After thirty years and almost 250,000 tasty cookies, the Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour is set to celebrate, big time! The event will kick off on Friday, December 11th at 7pm with the Union Square Park Christmas Tree Lighting and welcome. To mark the 30th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour, organizers plan to recruit an unprecedented 30 neighborhood historic homes to host the event with the best cookies, brownies, candies and libations ever.
Do you have great stories about Southwest Baltimore? What memories do you have of school? Who were your neighbors? Do you have photos of Southwest Baltimore from the past that you'd like to share or have preserved? Then come join the Southwest Partnership Historic Preservation Committee for its second installment of their Southwest Storytelling Project!
Manger Packing Corporation has been a staple of the Baltimore-Washington sausage world for over 150 years. Tucked away in the Shipley Hill neighborhood of southwest Baltimore, the company churns out 20,000 sausages a week, including a large number that go to the lunch counter at the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington D.C. Join family patriarch and great-grandson of the company’s founder Alvin Manger for a peek at where the sausage is made, more than a few stories about Baltimore’s German heritage, and of course samples of Manger sausages.
Built in 1760, Charles Carroll’s Mount Clare is one of the oldest houses and historically important buildings in Baltimore. And with its holiday decorations on full display, makes for a wonderful place to visit in December. Please join us for a tour of this fabulous early Georgian residence to learn about the house and the days when Maryland was still a British colony.