The Union Square Christmas cookie tour, now in its fifth year provides an insider's look at one of Baltimore's most architecturally distinguished and historically significant communities.
Residents of the Victorian neighborhood that H. L. Mencken called home will not only open their houses to visitors, but will serve holiday cookies made from their own recipes. This year's tour will be held next Sunday (Dec. 9) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Included will be 27 houses, many of them restored by their owners to their original 19th century appearance.
Admission is $7, and includes a tour booklet giving a history and description of each house, and the homeowner's cookie recipe. Tickets will be for sale at Steuart Hill Elementary School, on South Gilmore Street across from Union Square Park.
A "Country Christmas" shop will be set up in the former Enoch Pratt Library in the 1400 block of South Hollins Street. The proceeds of the tour will be used to renovate this building, the second of the Pratt libraries to be opened, and restore it to use as a library.
For additional information on the cookie tour, call Debra Rahl, co-chairperson, at 945-1497.