Tag: Baltimore Heritage

Lafayette Square Park comfort station to undergo nearly $100K restoration

The comfort station in Lafayette Square Park will be restored with nearly $100,000 in grant funding. Photo courtesy of Johns W. Hopkins.

To a passing eye, the boarded up, 30-by-30 restroom and utility building in Lafayette Square Park might not look like much.

But the structure, known as a comfort station, is part of the park’s history, and Baltimore Heritage, Inc., hopes it will also be part of the park and community’s future, said executive director Johns W. Hopkins.

The local preservation group is planning to use $99,973 in grant funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (MDHCD) and from Baltimore National Heritage Area to restore the building. 

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