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:

Ethan McLeod – “Return of the Fines: I-95 Speed Cams Start Ticketing Next Monday, and Citation Amounts Revealed for Baltimore’s Revived Traffic Camera Program” – Tuesday, June 6

Ed Gunts – “Mansplaining Mural Draws Derision at Johns Hopkins” – Friday, June 2

Ed Gunts – “‘House of Cards’ House Heading to Auction in Bolton Hill” – Thursday, June 8

Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: Sam Walton’s Granddaughter Invests in Mount Vernon hotel; Spike Gjerde’s Sandlot opens next week; Tuesday Morning makes a move” – Tuesday, June 6

Ethan McLeod – “Under New Order, Ocean City Beach Cops are Not to Bother Topless Women” – Thursday, June 8

Kit Pollard – “Hot Plate: Colette & Langermann’s Closing, National Doughnut Day, St. Nicholas Greek Festival” – Friday, June 2

Ethan McLeod – “Someone Stole the ‘Patron Saint’ of Hampden’s Wheels, and He Plans to Get Them Back” – Wednesday, May 31

Ed Gunts – “In Key Vote, City Council Committee Approves Plans for The Overlook at Roland Park” – Thursday, June 8

Ethan McLeod – “Crab Found Held Hostage by Two Oysters in Chesapeake Bay” – Monday, June 5

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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