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  • Crittenton mansion exterior renovations approved by city's preservation board

    Crittenton mansion exterior renovations approved by city's preservation board
    The Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation on Tuesday approved a developer's exterior renovation plans for the conversion of an historic former home for unwed mothers into apartments. CHAP voted 6-1 to approve staff...
  • New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown

    New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown
    In the shadow of Baltimore's City Hall is a 200-year-old building that has been the seat of city government, a school for African-American children and a museum that displayed a mastodon skeleton and the embalmed head of a New Zealand native. Now, a...
  • Organization creates plan to preserve Patapsco River Valley

    Organization creates plan to preserve Patapsco River Valley
    If all goes according to plan, the Patapsco River Valley will soon become the 13th certified heritage area in Maryland. "We're very excited about this plan," said John Slater, president of Patapsco Heritage Greenway. "If we take care of what we have...
  • City zoning board deals a setback to Hampden development

    City zoning board deals a setback to Hampden development
    Baltimore City's zoning board sent a developer back to the drawing board March 25, denying setback variances for proposed townhouses on the site of a former home for unwed mothers in Hampden. The Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board voted 3-0 not to grant...
  • Development sprouts around first Johns Hopkins home

    Development sprouts around first Johns Hopkins home
    The Crofton birthplace of Johns Hopkins, which once anchored hundreds of acres of farmland in Anne Arundel County, soon may see its territory shrink once more. A developer has proposed building an assisted-living center on the 10.5-acre lot next door to...
  • Annapolis to Royal Farms: no deli, no dice for City Dock property

    Annapolis to Royal Farms: no deli, no dice for City Dock property
    Royal Farms is appealing a decision by Annapolis officials that put a halt to the company's plan to move into a historic building at City Dock. The company has sought to open a delicatessen at the former site of Stevens Hardware at 142 Dock St., but city...
  • Catonsville Elementary could become new community center

    Catonsville Elementary could become new community center
    The Baltimore County School Board's plan to turn Catonsville's community center located at 106 Bloomsbury Avenue into an elementary school has left residents wondering if they will still have a community center. Saundra Owens, president of the...
  • Aberdeen's historic B&O station moves slowly toward restoration

    Aberdeen's historic B&O station moves slowly toward restoration
    Restoration of Aberdeen's long-dilapidated historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad train station might finally be moving forward with plans to construct a new foundation for the eventual relocation of the building. The Historical Society of Harford County,...
  • New life for historic Sheppard Pratt gatehouse

    New life for historic Sheppard Pratt gatehouse
    Sheppard Pratt on Wednesday unveiled its newly restored historic gatehouse, which since the 1860s served as the primary entranceway to the psychiatric hospital and which will now function after a 15-month, $1.5 million renovation, as a guesthouse for...
  • Dolores B. Scott, educator

    Dolores B. Scott, educator
    Dolores B. Scott, a retired educator and librarian who taught in Baltimore public schools for three decades and was a world traveler, died Nov. 19 of Alzheimer's disease at Chaparral Winds Hospice in Sun City West, Ariz. The longtime Randallstown...
  • Howard zoning petition drive nears finish line

    Howard zoning petition drive nears finish line
    As the sun set over Ellicott City on a crisp autumn evening earlier this week, the volunteers stood outside Miller Library, clutching clipboards and calling out to passersby: "Would you like to help take zoning to the voters?" People stopped to listen...
  • Patapsco Heritage Greenway promoting vision of a more cohesive valley

    Patapsco Heritage Greenway promoting vision of a more cohesive valley
    There's a reason people want to own or visit properties that back up to open spaces: Nature enhances lives. And that's why protecting and preserving the Patapsco Valley "is really all about quality of life," says John Slater, president of Patapsco...