Tag: baltimore history

‘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.

Baltimore’s Role in the Slave Trade, Revisited

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Baltimore-harbor-1849The larger conversation that followed the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral has been just as much about racial inequality as police brutality. But to truly get to the root of the inequality in Baltimore, you have to go way back.

200-Year-Old Bottles, Newspapers Preserved in Washington Monument Cornerstone

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Inside the cornerstone
Inside the cornerstone

The cornerstone of the Washington Monument contains three glass jars containing newspapers, and maybe more.

Twice Removed: 200-Year-Old Time Capsule, Cornerstone Found at Washington Monument

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Photo by Greg Pease
Photo by Greg Pease

Crews working to complete the restoration of the Washington Monument unearthed another time capsule on Mt. Vernon this week. This time, they found a 200-year-old time capsule inside what is believed to be the monument’s original cornerstone.

John Waters Gives a Tour of Hip 1981 Baltimore

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1981 john waters

There’s something so deliciously early 80s about this clip of John Waters promoting a film (1981’s Polyester) and showing a film crew around the Baltimore of 30+ years ago. There are glimpses of Edith Massey‘s store in Fells Point, Arabbers trotting down the street, and a very young John Waters looking too cool for school.

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