Fifty years ago in the face of urban renewal and other clearance programs Baltimore Heritage was organized to preserve and enhance the city’s historic places. The Junior Chamber of Commerce launched the effort with a bus tour of historic gems in central Baltimore. In 2010, we began a new annual tradition of retracing the original 1960 excursion that created Baltimore Heritage and the city’s first historic preservation organization. This two-hour bus tour will include a discussion of renewal and preservation efforts yesterday and today and information on the forty or more historic places we’ll pass along the route.

Baltimore Heritage founder William Boulton “Bo” Kelly, Jr. on our October 20, 2010 Baltimore by Bus tour.