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Top Stories: $1.3M Roland Park Victorian for Sale, Traffic Cameras Return to I-95 (and to City, Soon), ‘Mansplaining’ Mural at Hopkins

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Our top post this week was Cynthia McIntyre’s Hot House column about a historic Roland Park Victorian mansion that recently hit the market at a price of nearly $1.3 million. The nine-bedroom home has retained classic features — cupolas, keyhole windows, carved balustrades and wood trim, to name a few – even through a 2004 renovation that gave it a new paint job, roof, plumbing and electrical work, as well as restored windows.

The abode at 5607 Roland Avenue was originally built in 1897 as a model for a planned development called Normandy Heights that never quite materialized. Architect George F. Barber designed eight houses set back from Roland Avenue to serve as livable blueprints.

Despite its ornate trappings, Cynthia noted its “scale and simplicity create an airy, modern feeling that many Victorian homes don’t have,” and said a buyer “could, by opening all the pocket doors, have a virtually open floor plan.”

Our other most popular stories over the last seven days were as follows:

Baltimore Muralist Brings LOVE Project to Wall Facing Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub

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LOVE mural in Waverly, Courtesy Baltimore Love Project
LOVE mural in Waverly, Courtesy Baltimore Love Project

Where tragedy strikes, love oftentimes pours out to sustain a grieving community. In Orlando, a muralist known for his work around Baltimore is bringing that love in a literal way to a wall across from Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were killed and 53 wounded on June 12 in our country’s worst-ever modern mass shooting.

Baltimore Artists Liven Up a New York Subway Tunnel

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The New York City subway system tends to be associated less with art, and more with trash and rats and strange smells. Some ambitious projects are starting to change that–and Baltimore artists are helping out.

Baltimore Street Artist Brightens Walls in Liberia

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Photo by M. Holden Warren, via NPR
Photo by M. Holden Warren, via NPR

The Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in Liberia has been closed since last August, when the country was crippled by the rapid spread of Ebola. Last week, the school reopened–and students were welcomed back by a brightly-colored mural that might look familiar to some Baltimore residents.

Southwest Baltimore Mural Evinces Second Chance

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photo via Second Chance
photo via Second Chance

In southwest Baltimore, Second Chance received a second function recently as a canvas for one of the city’s newest pieces of public art. Artist Steve Powers’ latest “Love Letter to Baltimore” is a store-sized mural that reads, “What is and What Can Be.”

Baltimore’s Best New Mural

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Baltimore’s Open Walls project has brought muralists from as far as South Africa and Spain (though not very many women…) to decorate walls and facades all over Baltimore. One of my favorite so far is the brand new Love Letter Baltimore by Brooklyn painter Steve  Powers.

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