Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University has spent more than $100K to restore an 1801 outhouse, once used by the Charles Carroll family and later by students at the Country School for Boys, a precursor to the Gilman School. Students left graffiti, and the museum preserved that too. The public can see it as part of tours this summer and a Sept. 27 ribbon-cutting is planned.
Loyola University Maryland writing professor Ron Tanner is on a 66-city book tour in a beat-up van -- a voyage that has included savage mosquitos, a busted toilet and a fair share of overnights in Walmart parking lots.
The Rev. Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs, former rector of the Basilica of the Assumption who oversaw a two year $32 million restoration of the 200 year-old structure, died Monday of a cardiac arrest at his Thurmont home. He was 81.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Annapolis, where officials are again trying to revive the landmark Market House, is renovating the historic waterfront building and looking for vendors to fill it, with plans to have it reopened in about four months.
Clifton Mansion still towers over Baltimore, but decades of neglect are eroding its underpinnings. The Italianate stucco home that was Johns Hopkins' summer estate and later city offices is about to undergo a $7 million renovation.
Angry phone calls began pouring into The Sun a few months ago, describing renovations that were taking shape in the Baltimore City school system¿s information technology department as fit for the executive of a private corporation.
Outraged education, community and political leaders have called for increased oversight of spending in the Baltimore City school system, amid revelations that officials spent about $500,000 to upgrade offices at the district headquarters while city and state leaders fought for funding to fix dilapidated school buildings.
With the April 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the 4,300-square-foot expansion fast approaching, the Catonsville Y needs only to paint the exterior. The project, which began in September, added new equipment, larger workout spaces, a salt water pool and refurbished locker rooms.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed Thursday a general fund operating budget of about $1.6 billion that includes no tax increases but reduces the number of county employees through attrition.
Senator Theatre gets a $300,000 taqx credit from the state to do restoration of the hisoric theater, including a $100,000 roof replacement and restoration of the ceiling mural in the theater's rotunda lobby.
Baltimore's housing bureau does not have to pay a $2.6 million jury award to two siblings who say they were poisoned by lead paint when they lived in public residences as toddlers, a Maryland intermediate appellate court ruled Thursday.
As part of a campaign to celebrate its 50th anniversary — and the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts nationwide — the organization wants to raise between $100,000 and $150,000 to repair and restore the wooden structure.