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By Richard Irwin and Gus G. Sentementes and Richard Irwin and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporters | February 11, 2008
Firefighters battled a two-alarm dwelling fire late last night near Mondawmin Mall that extensively damaged a vacant rowhouse and extended into a bail bond business next door. Occupants of a second adjoining dwelling escaped without injury, said a Fire Department spokesman. Reported about 11 p.m. in the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road, the fire damaged all three floors of the vacant house at 2407 Reisterstown Road and forced the residents of 2405 from their home and into an ambulance, where medics examined them for possible injuries.
By Edward Gunts | December 30, 1990
We've seen it time and again -- so often, in fact, that it seems there ought to be a formula to explain it:The architectural quality of a new building is inversely proportional to the amount of good intentions behind it.Over the past year, there certainly was no shortage of building projects that were launched with the best of intentions -- yet turned out to have the worst of designs. If one theme could sum up the architectural activity in Baltimore during 1990, it might be the Year They Made a Good Thing Worse.
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2011
A fire in West Baltimore Sunday night damaged a home and an adjacent structure, city fire officials said. The blaze in the 2500 block of McCulloh St. was extinguished in 15 or 20 minutes, and no injuries were reported, but the roof of an adjacent structure was damaged as well, according to Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city fire spokesman. The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. 0
By James Bock and Roger Twigg David Michael Ettlin of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | May 28, 1991
A six-alarm fire early yesterday caused an estimated $3 million damage to a Baltimore County office building and resulted in minor injuries to five firefighters, fire officials said.Fifty tenants, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Maryland branch, Pinkerton Security and the National Voluntary Health Agencies of Maryland, were displaced by the blaze in the 1000 block of Taylor Avenue."The third floor was completely gone, and the structure was pretty shaky. There is a big crack down one side," said Dori DiVenti, executive director of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Maryland chapter, which has offices on the second floor.
May 28, 1991
Fifty tenants and more than 100 employees have been displaced as a result of a six-alarm fire that extensively damaged the Hillendale Square building in the 1000 block of Taylor Ave. in Baltimore County.The fire, believed started by an electrical malfunction in a third-floor office, was discovered at 5:30 a.m. yesterday by a passing cab driver who called the fire department, police said.No civilians were injured, but five firefighters were treated at hospitals for minor injuries, smoke inhalation or heat exhaustion, police said.
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2011
After nearly five years of construction, the most expensive building project in Baltimore history is heading into the final stretch. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has set April 12, 2012, as the dedication date for its new home — a $1 billion clinical building on Orleans Street between Wolfe Street and Broadway. Under construction since June 2006, the building will provide new in-patient facilities for adults and children and serve as the new main entrance to Hopkins' East Baltimore medical campus.
A glass skyscraper soaring 59 stories and 717 feet would become Baltimore's tallest building, with a distinctive, slender shape that would dominate the city's skyline, under a concept approved yesterday by the city's design panel. The tower would rise in the shape of a parallelogram on Light Street between the Hyatt Regency and Harbor Court hotels. It would contain luxury condominiums and a boutique hotel atop street-level shops, restaurants and parking. It would be nearly 200 feet higher than the Legg Mason Building at 100 Light St., now the city's tallest.
By Jana Sanchez-Klein and Jana Sanchez-Klein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 9, 1996
Say "historic house" to many people, and they might conjure up an image of an antebellum mansion with graceful staircases and marble-floored ballrooms -- something out of "Gone With the Wind," perhaps.Glamorous images aside, historical homes are not always mansions. Basically, they are just old.Among them are houses in need of major renovations and houses located in older neighborhoods -- for good or bad."I read mostly Victorian-era novels. A lot of times what I read I can imagine taking place in this house," says Meredith Clark, 29, who lives with her husband, Vincent Liu, 32, and their extended family in an 1880s-era house in Reservoir Hill.
By Katy O'Donnell and Katy O'Donnell,SUN REPORTER | December 4, 2007
A small crowd gathered yesterday morning below blue and green maritime-themed murals in the airy but stately Call Room, a two-story pavilion in the center wing of the U.S. Custom House in Baltimore, to celebrate the building's centennial. The event, hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration and Barbara Shelton, the GSA regional administrator, brought several local and national government officials to speak about the importance of the national historic landmark and its contribution to Baltimore's port industry over the past 100 years.
By RICHARD IRWIN | May 23, 2006
The body of a young man was found yesterday morning in the basement of a Northeast Baltimore apartment building, apparently hours after he was shot to death, city police said. Shortly after 10 a.m., a maintenance man for Maple Glen Apartments in the 6000 block of Amberwood Road found the body near a storage room, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. He said the victim - whose name was being withheld - suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Residents of the apartment building told investigators of hearing at least one gunshot about 3 a.m., but they did not call police, Moses said, adding that the condition of the body indicated the man had been dead for several hours.
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