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  • High hopes for restoration of Roland Water Tower

    Restoration of the Roland Water Tower could start by year's end, a community leader said Saturday. Roland Park Civic League president Phil Spevak said he is optimistic that the league can raise the necessary $1.2 million to $1.4 million to restore the...
  • Roland Park mulls idea of creating special taxing district

    The Roland Park Civic League is looking into the idea of creating a special taxing district, like the ones in Charles Village and the Bolton Hill area. Such districts levy tax surcharges on property owners to pay for services such as public safety and...
  • City Hall considers selling 15 historic landmarks

    City Hall considers selling 15 historic landmarks
    City Hall is considering selling or leasing 15 historic Baltimore landmarks, including the iconic Shot Tower and stately War Memorial building, which officials believe are underused and could bring the city sorely needed cash. The idea has excited...
  • Is Baltimore selling its past?

    Is Baltimore selling its past?
    It is the clearest sign of the direction historic preservation may be going: Even a building called Government House, a 19th-century mansion in Baltimore's Midtown neighborhood, is now in private hands. While some history buffs were horrified to learn...
  • Volunteers have poured money and effort into landmarks Baltimore now wants to sell

    I totally agree with the "Readers Respond" letter from Roz Ellis Heid, responding to the city's idea of possibly selling, leasing, or maintaining 15 historic City landmarks ("City eyeing sale of 15 sites," March 21). As Ms. Heid, Baltimore Heritage...
  • Girls have ear-piercing adventure in Virginia during earthquake

    Friends School fourth-grader Mary Charlotte Mortimer is getting her ears pierced, and naturally, she wanted her American Girl doll to have its ears pierced, too. Her cousins, twins Tessa and Cara Collins, also wanted their dolls' ears pierced. On...
  • Old Roland Park Water Tower still structurally sound after earthquake

    Baltimore City inspectors said Tuesday's Virginia earthquake appears to have had no impact on the 106-year-old Roland Park Water Tower. "I'm going to say that this building has not sustained any damage, any, from the earthquake," said Dennis Chojnowski,...
  • Guilford hit hard by Hurricane Irene

    Guilford hit hard by Hurricane Irene
    Keiffer Mitchell Sr. and his wife, Nannette sat in their kitchen Sunday morning, waiting for Baltimore City to remove a tree that crashed into their house at the height of Hurricane Irene, blocking the front door of their stately house in the 4300 block...
  • Deal being discussed for Roland Park to lease old water tower

    Deal being discussed for Roland Park to lease old water tower
    City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said she expects a deal to be reached "soon" for the Roland Park community to lease the historic Roland Water Tower from Baltimore City, which considers it surplus property with no appraised value other than the land on...
  • The Giant is Back

    When my husband and I first knew each other, almost 40 years ago, we were both regular Giant customers. The Giant at the Rotunda then was a novelty: the top-rate Washington supermarket finally in Baltimore and in a re-used neighborhood landmark. ...
  • Ma & Pa Trail group pleased with rally for trail connection

    Ma & Pa Trail group pleased with rally for trail connection
    The rally to raise awareness of the need to link up the Ma & Pa Trail was a major success Saturday, its organizers said. Rod Bourn, president of the Ma & Pa Trail Inc., said about 25 people walked the trail in an invitation-only Awareness Walk aimed at...
  • State delegate to re-introduce bond bill for water tower restoration

    State Del. Shawn Tarrant says he will seek passage of a $300,000 bond bill to restore the Roland Water Tower. It's the second year in a row that Tarrant, who represents the 40th District, is introducing the bill. Last year's bond bill was for $250,000....