Roland Park will celebrate its centennial


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roland Park, the North Baltimore community listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a slate of community events has been scheduled for June 19-23.

A homecoming party, called "A Taste of Roland Park," will be held June 19 at St. Mary's Seminary, Roland Avenue and Northern Parkway, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25.

George Washington University professor Richard W. Longstreth will speak on the neighborhood's early years June 20 at 8 p.m. at Roland Park Place, in the 700 block W. 40th Street. Admission is free.

On June 20-21 there will be a centennial sidewalk sale at the Village of Cross Keys, Falls Road, featuring T-shirts, posters and other items. Local artist Bennard Perlman's reproduction sketches of Roland Park will be sold at three Maryland National Bank branches -- at the Village of Cross Keys, in the 4800 block of Roland Avenue and at 200 W. Cold Spring Lane. Proceeds go to the Roland Park Foundation.

There will be a parade June 22, at noon, along Roland Avenue from Northern Parkway to Cold Spring Lane. A free concert will be held at 8 p.m. on the grounds of Gilman School, Roland Avenue and Northern Parkway. The All American Brass Band and Baltimore Choral Arts Society Singers will perform. Picnics are encouraged before.

MA On June 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be free walking

tours of the parts of the neighborhood designed by the Olmsted Brothers, America's pioneer landscape architecture firm. The tours begin at Enoch Pratt Free Library branch at Longwood Road and Roland Avenue. They will be led by Maryland's Friends of Olmsted Parks.

Also on June 23, there will be a Roland Park house tour, 1 to p.m.. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at a stand in front of Eddie's Supermarket in the 5100 block of Roland Avenue.

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