Even today, "a lot of people remember that soda fountain," Clarke said. "It falls in the same category as the rooftop garden of the old Southern Hotel."
The Thomas Building may not have landmark status from the city or state, Clarke said, "but it does in the minds of many Baltimoreans."
The Maryland Stadium Authority will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking service at 2 p.m. today for the Veterans Memorial to rise between Ravens Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The chief feature of the memorial, designed by Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet Inc., is a curved wall bearing letters from the old Memorial Stadium that read: "Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds."
The latest plans for a biotechnology research park and residential development north of the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in East Baltimore will be presented at a free public forum at noon Wednesday at Hopkins' Downtown Center, Baltimore and Fayette streets.
Deputy Mayor Laurie Schwartz and project manager Davon Barbour are the featured speakers of the forum, presented by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.