The Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point hosts its annual home and garden tour on Mother's Day, May 12. The tour will include, as usual, some of the well-known sites in the neighborhood such as the Robert Long House (circa 1765) and Colonial garden and the eclectic garden known as "the Palace on Dallas."
New to the tour is the recently renovated home of Jon and Lauren Cole, which was built in 1790 on Aliceanna Street. The brick home includes many period design details, including a marble step at the front entrance and a detailed door frame. Inside, the original door has been resurfaced and is now hung in the foyer on a barn door track. A wooden header, or lintel, is used over a fireplace as a mantel. The couple has added decor that reflects the area's nautical roots.
The self-guided 42nd annual Fells Point Historic Harbor House Tour includes about a dozen historic and modern homes and runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the event; get them at the Fells Point Visitor Center at 1724-26 Thames St. or online at fellspointhousetour-eventbrite.eventbrite.com.
—Catherine MalletteCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun