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The Johns Hopkins University Press

Lost Baltimore: A Portfolio of Vanished Buildings

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Title: Lost Baltimore: A Portfolio of Vanished Buildings
Author: Jones, Carlton
ISBN: 9780801856372
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 1997
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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They fell victim to fire and time, to road builders and city planners, to the schemes of short-sighted developers, and to their owners' neglect. From the clapboard shops and taverns of colonial times to the monumental banks and theaters of the early twentieth century, the lost buildings of old Baltimore represent an irreplaceable part of the city's heritage. Now, in this revised and beautifully redesigned edition of Carleton Jones's popular retrospective, the vanished structures of Baltimore's past are made accessible to a new generation of readers. Here is the Fountain Inn, where George Washington slept and - judging from the "incredible bar tabs" run up at receptions in his honor - drank as well. Here, also, the Holliday Street Theater, from whose roof excited crowds watched the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Not far to the north, at Battle Monument Square on Calvert Street, stood Guy's Monument House, where Charles Dickens shared an "enchanted julep" with Washington Irving. Beyond the city line at Loch Raven was Robert Gilmor's Glen Ellen, a Gothic castle modeled on Walter Scott's Abbottsford in Scotland. A. S. Abell's fifty-two-room mansion, Guilford, was the largest private home in the state until 1914, when it was torn down to develop the neighborhood that bears its name. And on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Royal Theater was a major stop on the jazz and big band circuit, hosting such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday. Each of the more than one hundred entries includes a photograph, the building's exact location, the years it was built and razed, and a paragraph describing its architectural and historical significance. Also included are lively and informativeessays giving an overview of Baltimore's Colonial, Federal, antebellum, Victorian, and "golden city" periods of architecture. Churches and saloons, temples and courthouses, public buildings, theaters, townhouses, office buildings, and country mansions - the structures of Lost Ba