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Spend the at Summer at Friends

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Summer memories 2018 Baltimore fishbowlSummer at Friends has been creating summer memories since the 1960’s. A hidden gem located right on Charles Street between Northern Parkway and Wyndhurst Avenue, Summer at Friends takes advantage of Friends School’s 35 acre campus. Here campers as young as four and as old as thirteen enjoy thoughtfully crafted activities such as science, technology, art, music, and swimming, in the comfort of a facility designed just for them! It’s a place for campers to be kids, form friendships, and discover the joy of creating lasting memories of summer fun, in a peaceful, safe, and supportive environment.

Bills Advance to Designate Two New Historically Protected Districts on Downtown’s West Side

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Diagrams via Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation

While replete with vacant properties in 2018, stretches of downtown Baltimore’s west side served as a hub for shopping and other commercial activity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, after years of failed attempts by developers and others to revamp the area, city lawmakers are considering two sections for Baltimore’s portfolio of protected historic districts.

Baltimore Architecture Foundation Will Revive the Legendary Marble Bar for Fundraiser

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The Congress Hotel. Image by Frederic C. Chalfant, via Wikimedia Commons.

“Iggy loved it,” LesLee Anderson recalled in a 2012 interview with City Paper. “I remember I was mopping the floor and he was standing against the bar saying, ‘This is a great rock ‘n’ roll bar—this is going to be a rocking night.'”

Something Different: Architects, Designers, Builders to Discuss How they Resurrected the Parkway Theatre

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For years, Baltimoreans witnessed the gradual process of demolition, fundriaisng and rebuilding that went into restoring the sparkling new Parkway Theatre. Later this month, we’ll have a chance to hear from some of the architects, designers and other key contributors to the historic theater’s resurrection.

Hot House: A World Away, in Guilford, Spanish Villa with Courtyard Pool Asks $1.15M

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Hot House: 101 Stratford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

Spanish Colonial Revival house, circa 1925, designed by Laurence Hall Fowler in stucco with Spanish tile roof.  Three bedrooms, 4.5 baths over two stories and 5,089 sq. ft. Partially finished basement. Hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings, wood-paneled arched entry, crown moldings, three gas fireplaces. Large living and dining rooms, both with fireplace and french doors to private courtyard with swimming pool. Kitchen with butler’s pantry opens to family room. Main-floor library and bedroom with full bath. Large second-floor master suite with fireplace, dressing room, bath with separate tub. Sauna. Central a/c, two-car attached garage. One acre, landscaped grounds with rose garden: $1,150,000

Two Baltimore Design School Students Selected to Participate in the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program This Summer

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Rising senior students Danyell Pender and John Tyler were selected among many applicants across the city to participate in the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program.

Hutzler Brothers Palace Building to reopen; Mechanic Theatre site in limbo; Fox building rezoning; and more

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The Hutzler Building

The Hutzler Brothers Palace Building on Howard Street hasn’t been open to shoppers for nearly three decades, and many Baltimoreans have never been inside.

But visitors will get a chance to see the historic department store starting this week when The Contemporary museum opens an exhibit there in collaboration with the building operator, AiNET.

‘Doors Open Baltimore’ Offers Exploration Into Charm City’s Unique Architecture

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Courtesy Baltimore Basilica
Courtesy Baltimore Basilica

Baltimore has an impressive way of preserving and finding new uses for many of its historic mills, museums, churches and industrial structures. This weekend offers a chance for city residents and visitors to learn about the rich history and attention to detail underlying many of those buildings.

The Baltimore Design School’s Couture Fashion Club Presents “Diamond Decadence” on June 17

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The Couture Fashion Club of Baltimore Design School has announced its high-end fashion event. The event will take place June 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Baltimore Design School (1500 Barclay Street Baltimore, MD 21202).

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