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  • Orlando Ridout V, architectural historian

    Orlando Ridout V, architectural historian
    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...
  • Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll

    Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll
    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...
  • Abandoned Henryton hospital slated for demolition

    Abandoned Henryton hospital slated for demolition
    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...
  • Port Deposit hoping to restore old Tome Gas House for use

    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...
  • Preservation of Oella mill town brings honors for developer

    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...
  • Preservation will revitalize Baltimore's West Side

    Preservation will revitalize Baltimore's West Side
    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...
  • Sheer beauty

    Sheer beauty
    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...
  • 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...
  • Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation

    Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation
    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...
  • Operators alter Senator plans in order to add three new screens

    Operators alter Senator plans in order to add three new screens
    The Senator Theatre's operators want to scrap plans for a small-plate restaurant and add more screens to the neighborhood theater that has become "Baltimore's movie palace." James "Buzz" Cusack and Kathleen Cusack announced their new layout at a public...