Have you heard of Baltimore Heritage? The 50-year old non-profit is Baltimore’s historical and architectural preservation organization. Its Spring Walking Tour series — this year featuring Charles Village, Bolton Hill, Roland Park, Ten Hills and Curtis Bay — provides guided strolls that uncover the buildings, stories and places that weave the cultural fabric of Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods. Walking tours are $15 for members and $25 for non-members.
The 2012 tours start on April 21 and continue on every Saturday through May 19!
Read on for the details then register online today. Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail, including information on how to pay.
Spring 2012 Tours
LGBT Heritage: Charles Village – April 21, 10 a.m. to noon
Creating the Movement: Baltimore’s Early LGBT History in Charles Village
Over forty years ago, members of Baltimore’s gay and lesbian network launched a concerted effort to organize and build a more open community. Many of these early leaders lived in Charles Village and the projects they spearheaded happened in this central Baltimore neighborhood. Please join LGBT leaders Richard Oloizia and Richard Hughes, and a number of other luminaries in the LGBT community, on a tour through Charles Village to learn about the early organizing campaigns and the people behind them.
Meet in front of Normals Bookstore, 425 E. 31st St. Park on the street.
Bolton Square – April 28, 10:00 a.m. to noon
A New Historic Community in a Historic Neighborhood
In 1967, Bolton Square arose as an urban renewal project after a number of blocks in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood were cleared as “slums.” With 36 light-filled and open houses designed by noted architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen clustered around a communal green space, the architect and developer strove to create a middle class community that would attract people back into the city. Today Bolton Square celebrates its 45th anniversary and itself is officially designated as a Baltimore City historic district. Join residents and Bolton Square history aficionados Jon Kaplan and Joel Pearson on a tour of this Modernist architectural gem.
Meet at the home of our tour guides, 1416 Mason St. Mason St. runs parallel to Eutaw St. and is between Eutaw and Bolton. The nearest cross street is Lafayette Avenue. Park on the street.
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