Tag: architecture

Join The Baltimore Architecture Foundation For Trivia Night!


Architecture Trivia Night is back with a Groundhog Day special! On Tuesday, February 2 the Baltimore Architecture Foundation will host a virtual trivia night for their annual Groundhog Day Party and Fundraiser. Join in on the fun and compete against fellow architecture lovers with questions about Baltimore architecture and history, world architecture, architectural pop culture, Guess the Building and more.

Prizes available and bragging rights on the line. Play as an individual or as a team. Prizes available for both the individual with the highest score and the team with the highest average score. Teams can have up to 6 players.

Tickets are donation based. This program is a major fundraiser for BAF. We encourage you to give what you can. Your support helps make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and supports programs like Doors Open Baltimore and our Virtual Histories series. For tickets, visit https://www.aiabaltimore.org/event/groundhog-day-architecture-trivia-night/

Architecture in the Time of Quarantine


Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from the Baltimore Architecture Foundation on how they are adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) has committed to re-imagining our programs for our audiences at home. Our team is using Youtube, Zoom, and Facebook Live to deliver our Spring Lecture Series, and have taken more time to connect to users through social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

While some of our in-person programs had to be postponed, we’re thinking creatively about engaging audiences virtually with programs like virtual architecture tours.

Spend the at Summer at Friends


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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).

Roland Park Civic League Backs Plan to Keep Clay Tile Roof on School

Photo by Ed Gunts
Photos by Ed Gunts

In a city where some public schools don’t even have working water fountains, should the school system spend $1 million to put a historically-accurate clay tile roof on a school in Roland Park?

That was the issue debated Wednesday night during the monthly meeting of the Roland Park Civic League, the community organization whose jurisdiction includes the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School at 5207 Roland Avenue.

Pigtown Design: 10 Years of Blogging and British Embassy Finds


Hard to believe that this marks the beginning of my 10th year of blogging! And as I say every year, blogging has literally been life-changing. The people I’ve met, the experiences I’ve had, the things that I’ve learned and shared are all such a part of my life now. Although I’ve slowed down a bit, and after more than 2,337 posts, I think I am entitled! This is my philosophy for the coming year!

pigtown candy is delicious food

One of the first local posts I wrote was about my friends at Housewerks Salvage. All these years later, it continues to be a treasure trove of amazing pieces. I got a call the other afternoon, telling me that through a series of events, Housewerks had just acquired some pieces from the British Embassy, just 40 miles down the road in Washington, DC. I couldn’t wait to see these exceptional pieces, so met up with two of my besties and went down to check them out.