Pending approval of Baltimore's Board of Estimates this week, Dietch will replace Phoebe Stanton, the longtime Hopkins educator and writer who died last month, and Cameron will replace Elliott Rhodeside, a landscape architect based in Virginia. Both are being appointed to serve one-year terms.
Great Baltimore Fire
Plans for the observation of the centennial of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 will be highlighted at a free noontime forum on Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center, Charles and Fayette streets.
The moderator for the discussion will be Bill Pencek, director of the Baltimore City Heritage Area. Speakers will include Jeannine Disviscour, curator with the Maryland Historical Society, and Stephen Heaver, director of the Fire Museum of Maryland.
One of urban America's greatest disasters, the fire destroyed most of the city's commercial core, including more than 1,300 buildings and 2,500 businesses. Although there was no loss of life, major landmarks of American architecture, such as the Sun Iron Building, were destroyed. Within three years of the fire, new piers, utilities, streets, sidewalks and buildings replaced what had been lost.
The forum is sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.