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By Jenn Davis, Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
When the chance to buy a historic 19th-century home in old Ellicott City came about five years ago, Don Reuwer Jr. and his partner, Lisa Devries, snatched it up. The couple chose the home, known as Burleigh Manor, for its traditional beauty and country-setting feel. "The home sits on 10 acres, so you feel like you're in the country, but you're also in the heart of Ellicott City," Devries said about the house, which was built in the early 1800s by the Hammonds, a family listed among the founders of Howard County.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
An Annapolis police officer was injured late Saturday after a truck crashed into a brick wall, sending debris onto the officer's parked car, Annapolis police said. About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Owen Frank, 28, driving a Ford F150 truck lost control of his vehicle as he was driving in the parking lot of Fleet Reserve Club in the 100 block of Compromise St., said Cpl. Amy Miguez, a spokeswoman for the department. The truck hit a low brick wall separating the street from the parking lot, she said.
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By GREGORY KANE | October 29, 1997
It was about 11:40 a.m. Monday when I walked out to my car. As I was about to put the key in the lock, I noticed the concrete brick on my driver's seat.Shards of glass surrounded the brick and covered the front passenger seat. The glove compartment was opened, its contents on the passenger's seat. The passenger-side window was gone.I didn't get upset. I couldn't. Losing two sisters and a brother in less than 16 months tends to make me keep my cool when far less serious things happen. Instead I muttered to myself, showing scarcely a trace of emotion, "This is not how I left this car."
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
For years, the city has fought blight with excavators, clawing down abandoned and decrepit buildings. This month, it started to attack its vacant home problem by hand, signing off on a plan to take apart a selection of houses brick by brick. Proponents say the program will be able to pay for the added labor expense by selling the salvaged materials, especially Baltimore's iconic red brick. They believe the venture will help turn the city's multimillion-dollar demolition program into an environmentally friendly job creator, without costing much more than a typical tear-down.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | April 1, 1992
Annapolis' buckling brick Main Street could be reconstructed as early as fall 1993 due to the project's inclusion in the city's $40.9 million capital budget.The city plans to re-brick completely the thoroughfare leading from the waterfront to historic Church Circle. Overhead power lines will be buried, and aging utilities will be replaced."I don't think anyone would argue that Main Street is in good repair," said Central Services Director Emory Harrison, who provided summary sheets of the proposed capital improvement program yesterday.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | March 21, 1993
Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown and City Council President William F. Haifley say they have dropped the brick issue for the new police headquarters and don't plan to raise it again.The two elected officials have opposed a March 8 council decision to overlay the new Westminster police headquarters with white brick rather than red.Staff research ordered by Mr. Haifley and Mr. Brown showed that white brick would cost about $150 more than comparable red brick, a difference of $5 per 1,000 bricks.
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By James Bock | February 26, 1991
It's called Camden blend and bears the Calvert label, but it's neither your evening shot of whiskey nor your morning cup of coffee.This special brew is a brick -- the brick entrusted with giving the $105.4 million Camden Yards baseball stadium its much-touted, old-fashioned feel.Roland L. "Bud" Slimmer Jr., a retired union bricklayer who worked on Memorial Stadium four decades ago, laid the first three Camden blend bricks on the stadium's west facade yesterday.Then Mr. Slimmer, 62, passed the trowel to Charles Smith, 51, a Baltimore Masonry Inc. foreman.
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By Edward Gunts | March 24, 1991
After months of fund raising through its "Buy-A-Brick" campaign, the non-profit Baltimore Harbor Endowment will begin work April 15 on the first section of the waterfront brick promenade that it plans to build from Canton to Key Highway.A section of the waterfront near the Belt's Landing condominium complex in Fells Point has been selected for paving with more than 2,000 bricks purchased by individuals, families and companies in support of the group's 3-year campaign.The effort calls for 100,000 bricks, engraved with individual or corporate names, to be sold for the tax-deductible rate of $50 a piece and installed in designated segments of the waterfront.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1997
How thick is thick as a brick?The answer, apparently, is 4 inches -- or, as one Baltimore County homebuilder is finding out, it might be the distance between being inside and outside of the law.The issue arose yesterday when Glen Arm Homes asked to be exempted from "setback" requirements for 28 homes planned for Pine Grove, a residential community in Carney.The builder said that adding brick to the front of the houses would increase their depth by 4 inches -- and push them outside the prescribed "building envelopes."
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By Arthur Hirsch | March 20, 1991
The people working to restore Brewer Hill Cemetery in Annapolis would like you to buy a brick.Or at least a ticket that looks like one. It's the Brewer Hill Cemetery Association's latest effort to raisemoney to restore the 19th-century black cemetery to a glory it has not known before. Plans include a new pillared brick wall on West Street topped by lanterns in place of the broken and bowed hurricane fence."It's moving, believe me," said Emma Pickett, association vice president. "I feel good about it."
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
An impressive Georgian Colonial-style home on three beautifully landscaped acres in the Howard County area of Glenelg is being offered for $875,000. "This is an extraordinary opportunity that's hard to come by, a very special home for this price," said listing agent Bob Lucido of Keller Williams Select Realtors of 13900 Kennard Drive. "This is a custom-built home [where] the grandeur is in the detail - the trim work, the arched entries, wainscoting, dentil molding, two staircases and two wood-burning fireplaces.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts cited "old-fashioned police work" in the arrest Friday of a 19-year-old man who is accused in a robbery that left a Canton man seriously injured. Mustafa Mohammed Ali Eraibi, 19, of Northeast Baltimore is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a Jan. 14 attack in the 3400 block of Foster Ave. "Today, for the Canton area, you can sleep well. This guy is in custody," Batts said. According to police, Jonathan Fogg, 30, suffered facial fractures, bleeding on the brain and the loss of several teeth, among other injuries.
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Letter to The Aegis | January 21, 2014
We need as parkland the Brick House property next to Liriodendron without delay. The property includes a manicured and treasured clay tennis court, huge trees, fine planting, three historic out-buildings, sledding and gorgeous vistas in all directions. Liriodendron's Nature Trail connects handily to the Ma & Pa hiker-biker trail. Even more impressive is the appraised value of the property is one third as much as other available parkland and its pristine,...
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
A 30-year-old man was severely injured when he was robbed, beaten and carjacked on the street in Canton in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to a police report. The victim parked his car after midnight in the 3400 block of Foster Ave. After walking home, he doubled back to get his cell phone, which he had left in his car, he told police later. About half a block west of his car he was approached by a man he'd seen riding an orange bike, who asked him for a cigarette, according to the report.
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Letter to The Aegis | November 8, 2013
Editor: What do we have to do to get our elected officials to come to their senses? For the Town of Bel Air and Harford County Government to at least attempt to acquire the "Brick House" and adjacent package of land in the Town of Bel Air, is a NO – BRAINER! The Brick House sits a stone's throw from the county-owned historic Liriodendron Mansion, and the Larry Franz Woodland Walk which begins on the property connecting directly to the Ma&Pa Trail. The historic house, circa 1835, along with its clay tennis court, outbuildings and land, are set to be auctioned off on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Jonathan West Bel Air
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Letter to The Aegis | October 31, 2013
Editor: Many readers know that the Brick House property is the kind of park addition the county requires. The appraised value of the Brick House property is about l/4 as much the other property the county is considering. The Brick House property is right next to the Howard Park Community. The county will not have such environmental clean-up costs at the Brick House property. Further, the properties are very similar in size. In fact, the Brick House property until l980 was part of Heavenly Waters/Liriodendron parks.
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May 6, 2005
Roy Arthur Filbert, a retired brick contractor, died of lung disease April 29 at his Catonsville home. He was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised on Kent Avenue in Woodlawn, he was a 1943 graduate of Catonsville High School, where he played baseball. He served in the Army after World War II. In 1948, Mr. Filbert founded Roy A. Filbert Brick Contractors, which he ran for 41 years. He helped construct the Mac Alpine development in Howard County and rebuilt Ocean City hotels and shopping centers after a March 1962 storm.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Where there's a will, there's a way — especially if it means securing the house of your dreams. Zach and Mary Kuhn always wanted a home on the water. They were living in upstate New York when they made the decision to move south. After considering Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina, Zach Kuhn, 28, was offered a job as a cost estimator for ISEC Inc., a specialty construction company based near Columbia. "Zach found our dream home while doing an online search, and we had to act fast," Mary Kuhn, 28, recalled.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
An all-brick Colonial-style home nestled in the golf course setting of Turf Valley in Howard County sold at the end of May for close to the sellers' asking price of $915,000. Just 14 years old and sitting on almost a half-acre of impeccable landscaping, the 4,340-square-foot home in the subdivision of Turf Valley Vistas spent just five days on the market, according to listing agent Bob Lucido of the Bob Lucido Team of RE/MAX Advantage Realty. And while its location spoke for itself, Lucido notes that the main reason for the quick sale was the right price.
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