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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Staff Writer | September 1, 1995
The state Board of Public Works has approved an $8.2 million contract to build a new fine arts building at Anne Arundel Community College.CAM Construction Co. Inc. will begin preparing West Campus for the project, which will be funded by more than $3.5 million from the state and $4.7 million from the county."
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Jacques Kelly | November 23, 2012
The project manager at the former Patterson Park High School in Highlandtown stood atop a roof terrace and said, "This is not a cookie-cutter property. " That's an understatement. Shaffin Jetha and Chuck Nale, officials of Focus Development, gave me a tour of the Southeast Baltimore landmark it has taken me 50 years to visit. I wasn't procrastinating; I just never got an invitation to view this under-recognized Art Deco-style school that once accommodated 3,200 students. It is now being made into 138 apartments.
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By Staff report | October 17, 1993
Clementine L. Peterson, a trustee of Western Maryland College, has given the college $1 million to renovate and restore the college's Fine Arts Building.It is the single largest gift in the school's history, school officials said.The building, constructed in 1908, will be renamed the Clementine and Duane L. Peterson Hall, for Mrs. Peterson and her late husband, a co-founder of the Baltimore-based national business service firm of Peterson, Howell & Heather, now known as PHH.Plans call for making the building the centerpiece of a new arts complex.
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August 30, 2011
Towson University was scheduled to host the grand opening of its new College of Liberal Arts Building with a ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Officials said the $148 million structure is Towson University's first entirely new academic building in more than 30 years, and occupies the former site of the Lida Lee Tall building. The building is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certified, a designation that denotes environmentally friendly aspects in construction and energy efficiency.
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April 16, 1995
Formal dedication of the restored and remodeled Fine Arts Building on the campus of Western Maryland College will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Alumni Hall theater.The college also will honor Clementine L. Peterson, college trustee emerita and Baltimore philanthropist who donated $1 million toward the project in 1993, by naming this building Clementine and Duane L. Peterson Hall.Gary Vikan, an internationally known scholar who is director of the Walters Art Gallery, will give an address, "Art in Our World, Art in Our Lives: The Aesthetic Trace Element," at the dedication ceremony.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | October 21, 1993
A neoclassical gem on the campus of Western Maryland College soon will be refurbished as a symbol of the college's rededication to teaching fine arts.By next summer, the 1908 Fine Arts Building will be restored and renovated as the centerpiece of an arts complex on the east side of the 160-acre campus in Westminster.The three-level building is one of the last designed by Baltimore architect Jackson C. Gott. Built for $26,500, it has been likened in appearance to the Petit Trianon at Versailles, a 1763 residence used by Marie Antoinette and other members of French royalty )
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1996
MARYLAND'S four-year colleges have invested heavily over the years in fine arts facilities, including a performing center at Frostburg State University and improvements to Stephens Hall at Towson State University.Now a community college near Annapolis has launched an effort to give its students art studios, music practice rooms and other spaces that are just as good as those on the state-run campuses.Anne Arundel Community College is constructing an $8.2 million fine arts building that will help anchor its newly expanded west campus.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | April 1, 2002
Demolition crews have begun to tear down the old Carl Murphy Auditorium and Fine Arts Building on Hillen Road in Baltimore, home of the visual and performing arts at Morgan State University for more than 40 years. The work is starting less than four months after Morgan dedicated a $40 million replacement, the Carl G. Murphy Fine Arts Center on Argonne Drive. Once the Hillen Road site is cleared, Morgan plans to construct a $41.9 million library, being designed by Design Collective of Baltimore and Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Mass.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2003
Times may be tight, but Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s first capital budget includes nearly $10 million for a new Howard Community College performing arts building and millions more for development of two Howard County parks and three local school projects. "We were hoping. We really have a major shortage," said a grateful college vice president, Lynn Coleman, who said dance students now worry about hitting their heads on the ceiling of a makeshift practice area. Enrollment in drama and film arts courses has increased more than 100 percent in eight years, and a new, two-story, 78,000-square-foot building would enable students to use first-rate facilities instead of inadequate, converted spaces.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | March 8, 1995
The Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees last night adopted a $4.5 million capital budget for the 1996 fiscal year, $4.1 million less than the previous budget.The budget proposal, which will be submitted to County Executive John G. Gary tomorrow, would give the school money to finish a fine arts building, renovate the science building and connect the campus' computers with a fiber optic link.The college is asking $2 million to complete the fine arts building, slightly more than $2 million for renovations to the science building and $500,000 for the fiber optic link.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2010
Dr. Elizabeth A. Karns, a retired Baltimore obstetrician and gynecologist, died Friday of a stroke at her home in Salem, N.J. She was 93. Elizabeth Acton, the daughter of an insurance executive and a homemaker, was born and raised in Salem, N.J. After graduating in 1935 from Centenary Collegiate Institute in Hackettstown, N.J., she earned her bachelor's from American University in Washington in 1939. Dr. Karns earned her medical degree in 1943 from the University of Maryland Medical School, where she completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology.
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By Liz Bowie, Erica L. Green and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2010
Some students got off the buses, their eyes filled with apprehension, and were guided into the soaring atrium of West Towson Elementary, a school so new it doesn't have a single scuffed floor. Others ran confidently along, calling out the name of their teacher and the location of their classroom. The long-awaited first day of school arrived Monday as some students started the year in new state-of-the-art buildings like West Towson in Baltimore County. The city opened its first new school building since 1998, Violetville Elementary in Southwest Baltimore.
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By Edward Gunts | ed.gunts@baltsun.com | March 17, 2010
The Algonquin was known as one of Baltimore's finest apartment buildings when it opened around 1914, with fluted columns, parquet floors, oak paneling and fireplaces in many of the residences. The renowned architect William Nolting, of Wyatt and Nolting, designed the building at 11 E. Chase St. and lived in apartment E-8 for nearly 20 years. In the 1940s, the nine-story building was converted to doctors' offices and became known as the Medical Arts Building. Now it's set to go back to its original use and name, under a $5 million plan to turn it back to "high-end" apartments.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | February 18, 2009
A longtime merchant and property owner on Baltimore's west side plans to transform the former Kresge building on West Lexington Street and other properties into an $8 million mixed-use project anchored by a Valu Plus discount store. Baltimore Development Corp. said yesterday that it is awarding two city-owned properties in the superblock revitalization area to Carmel Realty Associates for redevelopment. Carmel will combine those properties, 109 W. Lexington St. and a vacant building at 119 Park Ave., with the three-story former Kresge's five-and-dime store at Lexington and Park, which Carmel owns.
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By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | August 23, 2006
In the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, pianos are tuned in soundproof practice rooms, dance studio floors are newly laid on cushions of foam and northern light streams through the windows of visual arts classrooms. All the new building needs is students, who will return to campus Monday to find a building that has been designed with all the amenities for artistic pursuits. Enrollment in arts disciplines has "grown just tremendously with substandard facilities," said Valerie Lash, chairwoman of the arts and humanities division, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.
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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | June 30, 2006
As construction is wrapping up on Howard Community College's visual and performing arts instructional building, the Columbia Association is attempting to decide whether it should donate money to the $20 million project. Association board member Phil Marcus has suggested that the board contribute $100,000 from each of its 2007 and 2008 budgets -- and he hopes that the $100,000 donations would continue over five years -- because, he said, it is an opportunity for the board to create more art and cultural amenities for the community.
NEWS
November 8, 1993
Thanks to Clementine L. Peterson's generous gift of $1 million, Western Maryland College will be able to restore its fine arts building to former glory and rejuvenate the college's fine arts program.With the largest single gift in the history of the college, Mrs. Peterson reinvigorates the spirit of philanthropy that gave birth to Carroll County's largest private educational institution. In 1867, John Smith, then-president of Western Maryland Railroad, donated the seed money that created the liberal arts college in Westminster.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Staff Writer | July 23, 1995
Soon, the ballerinas will prance and the musicians will perform in a building all their own at Anne Arundel Community College.The school's board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to award CAM Construction Co. Inc. the contract to build a fine arts building on West Campus.The Timonium-based company's $8.2 million bid was the lowest of six bids."We really never had a fine arts building before," said Edgar E. Mallick Jr., vice president for administration, planning and college relations."This building is going to take us into the 21st century," he said.
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By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | December 21, 2005
The building that generations of Baltimoreans know as the place for checkups and teeth cleanings could soon become apartments. A Washington-based development company is finalizing a deal to buy Mount Vernon's Medical Arts Building at Read and Cathedral streets. Somerset Development principal Nancy Hooff said she expects to do a complete renovation of the building's network of office space to convert it into about 90 apartments. If the purchase goes through as expected early next month, she said, construction could begin as soon as next fall.
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