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  • State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration

    State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration
    It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home. A few blocks to the...
  • Some want State House dome returned to multicolor scheme

    Some want State House dome returned to multicolor scheme
    Imagine driving into Annapolis along Rowe Boulevard or sailing into the city's harbor, glancing up toward the tiered State House dome, and seeing that it's colored not in the brick red and Colonial white you've known your entire life, but in lemon gold,...
  • After years of work, Anneslie could gain historic designation

    After years of preparation, Anneslie could join several other Towson neighborhoods, including Rodgers Forge and Stoneleigh, on the National Register of Historic Places. "It's certainly something we'll be very proud of," said Scott McGovern, president...
  • Long-sought Zekiah Fort likely found

    Long-sought Zekiah Fort likely found
    Archaeologists in Southern Maryland say they have solved a mystery that has baffled historians since at least the 1930s. They say they have found Zekiah Fort. The fort was established in 1680 by Gov. Charles Calvert, the third Lord Baltimore, for the...
  • Judge dismisses Angelos suit challenging the Superblock project

    A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos that challenged the city's plans for the long-delayed Superblock project. In the decision, signed last week but announced by the state on Tuesday, Judge John...
  • Sykesville association focuses on vitality of downtown area

    Sykesville association focuses on vitality of downtown area
    The new Sykesville Main Street Association, formed earlier this year, is setting an agenda for the fall that includes a report on its progress to date in promoting Sykesville's downtown area, as well as work to formalize future plans to draw statewide...
  • Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23

    Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23
    A media mogul, a surfboard industry pioneer, a coach of disabled athletes and the first man to sail solo around the world are among the inaugural inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a Maryland institution working to build a permanent home on...
  • Old City, Fresh Look

    Old City, Fresh Look
    She remembers having "wonderful" history teachers growing up in 1940s and 1950s Annapolis, and she has explored and chronicled this area's past for more than 40 years. But as historian Jane Wilson McWilliams researched her massive, colorful and...
  • More bidders needed for Monument fence repair

    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...
  • New Superblock lawsuit awaits judge's decision

    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...
  • Archaeologists seek Civil War camp

    Archaeologists seek Civil War camp
    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...
  • In the end, preservationists are always right

    Today, The Sun can refer with pride to "Baltimore's venerable landmark Bromo Seltzer Tower," but it wasn't always so. As recently as 1971, the city of Baltimore saw the tower as an eyesore destined for demolition. Why does the tower still stand? For that...