Bricks are sold for promenade in Fells Point

November 17, 1991|By Edward Gunts

The Baltimore Harbor Endowment, the citizen's group that has launched a "Buy-A-Brick" campaigh to help raise funds to build a 7.5 mile brick promenade from Canton to South Baltimore, is selling engraved bricks for a new section of the promenade on the Broadway Pier in Fells Point.

The harbor endowment also has formed a board of advisors to work with private property owners and developers along the route to assure public access to the waterfront.

Construction of the promenade is scheduled to start next spring on the 480-foot Broadway Pier, which is being rebuilt.

The organization has been selling engraved bricks to individuals for $50 apiece, and using the money to build the promenade.

Harbor endowment president Ted Rouse said his organization has now set aside a special area for businesses, civic groups and families that would like to buy engraved bricks for the pier.

Through a profit sharing arrangement, non-profit groups may now earn money for themselves by selling the personalized bricks and keeping a portion of the proceeds.

Families can purchase sections that include the family name on a centerstone as well as individual bricks engraved with each members's name. Businesses can purchase a section for employees and clients as holiday gifts.

The endowment is seeking to place as many as 100,000 engraved bricks along the promenade within a three-year period. Bricks sold during the current phase of the Buy-A-Brick campaign will be used to create a plaza at the end of Broadway Pier. Completion is set for June of 1992.

More information is available from Roxanne Ward Zaghab, executive director of the harbor endowment, at 732-8155.

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