Jeff Middlebrooks, a city planner who helped place Oriole Park at Camden Yards in its downtown Baltimore location, died of complications of flu and lung disease Jan. 27 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Patterson Place resident was 75.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa. and raised in Wallingford, Pa., he was the son of Glenn Middlebrooks, an engineer, and his wife, Janie Rhyne, an early proponent of art therapy.
He attended Temple University and earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and economic planning at Antioch University.
He also spent time in Spain, where he studied flamenco guitar. He later took courses at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. In 1969 he performed at what is...