| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:10 AM
The Town of Bel Air has been awarded a $175,000 state Community Legacy Program grant to be used for the installation of infrastructure in the 1950s-era cinder block garages at the rear of the Bel Air Reckord Armory on Main Street.
The town plans to...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Orlando Ridout V, a historian of early Maryland buildings who explored crawl spaces and attics for their social and architectural details, died of pancreatic cancer complications April 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The lifelong Annapolis resident...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:17 AM
When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls.
She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Perched on a wooded bluff in rural southeastern Carroll County, the old Henryton State Hospital bears silent witness to the ravages of decades of neglect and vandalism. First opened in 1923, the 18-building complex that once housed the sick and...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:33 AM
The Town of Port Deposit is trying to determine possible uses for the Tome Gas House once it's restored.
At the town's monthly meeting Tuesday night, council members voted to support an easement for the gas house, the first step in ensuring the...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Charles Wagandt is waiting patiently.
When he stepped up nearly 40 years ago to help rescue a town whose very existence was being threatened, recession certainly wasn't on his mind. But now, the nation's sluggish economy is his primary foe as he waits...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:00 AM
As confirmed by a recent report of the Urban Land Institute, the historic and architectural significance and integrity of Baltimore City's West Side is its greatest asset and key to successful and sustainable revitalization. A preservation-based...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 8:56 AM
It shimmers and glistens by day, reflecting the sun's brilliant rays. When night falls, beams of moonlight illuminate its crystal-like walls.
The landmark 'Glass House' overlooking the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County is an architectural gem that...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 12:15 PM
This week Watchdog brings you an update on a problem that has yet to be fixed.
Update: The fence around the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon has not been repaired.
Several months ago, Jean Renalds called Watchdog with concerns about the fence. The...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:17 PM
A Circuit Court judge is expected to rule soon on whether to dismiss a lawsuit about the city's much-contested Superblock project — the second challenge from Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos — or to let the case proceed.
City officials want...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Volunteer archaeologists are descending on leafy Lafayette Square in West Baltimore this weekend in an effort to uncover relics from Camp Hoffman, a Union army encampment that stood there during the Civil War.
Just hours into the project Friday, while...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Carmelia Hicks' favorite grade-school teacher, Julia T. Smith, was a kindly human being, but she kept a thick paddle in her desk drawer and was never afraid to use it.
The way Hicks remembers it, Miss Smith had plenty of backup.
"If you acted up, she...