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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
You might pass by 1352 Key Highway thinking it just another high-tech Inner Harbor office building. Slow down next time and take a good look at what might be one of the most unusual residences in Baltimore. The property, notable for its opaque glass exterior, is a show-stopper with five levels, four of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows. As one-half of a townhouse duplex built in 2009, the east-facing structure is constructed of stucco, metal, brick and, naturally, glass. "It shows like a model home.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Two elderly people died Thursday afternoon after being pulled from a burning home near Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore fire officials said. Mark Wagner, assistant chief of operations at the Baltimore Fire Department, said a man and woman were found in a front, first-floor room and taken in grave condition to Union Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The two deaths would push the number of people killed in fires in Baltimore this year to 16 after another man was killed in a fire Wednesday.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
One person was killed and four others were displaced from their homes when a fire tore through a two-story duplex in Odenton on Wednesday, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the 1300 block of Tenbrook Road about 5:30 p.m. for reports of a dwelling fire with a person possibly trapped inside, said Captain Michael Pfaltzgraff, a department spokesman. At the scene, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the left side of the duplex, and began exterior and interior attacks on the flames, Pfaltzgraff said.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
The row of brick duplexes on Yakona Road in Towson has been empty for months, the occupants gone after reaching a settlement with Hess Corp. over claims that a leaking gasoline tank had contaminated their properties. This summer, the houses are scheduled to be razed, and a 2-acre park is to be built in their place. But while some neighborhood residents welcome the new park, others are raising concerns. They fear they might be financially responsible for maintenance costs and worry that it will attract criminals.
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By Jay Boyar and Jay Boyar,ORLANDO SENTINEL | September 26, 2003
If Duplex were an apartment instead of a movie, you'd say that it needs tidying up. There are some funny gags and clever ideas in this film, but they're spread out all over the place, piled haphazardly atop one another. Director Danny DeVito and first-time screenwriter Larry Doyle won't be getting the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for this one, let alone an Oscar. Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore are Alex and Nancy. He's a serious novelist. She works at a magazine. Together, they're what used to be called a yuppie couple.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | June 15, 1992
Two families were left homeless and two businesses were destroyed in a fire last night in Lonaconing directly across the street from the site of a blaze two years ago that left historic buildings in the Allegany County town in ruins.State fire officials said the blaze began in the attic of a two-story wooden duplex about 6 p.m. and was brought under control in about four hours by firefighters from three Maryland counties and West Virginia.An electrical blackout caused by the fire about 9:30 p.m. left about 80 percent of the town without power.
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April 19, 1994
The Westminster zoning appeals board quickly approved two zoning variances yesterday, after hearing no opposition to either request.The board gave permission for Housing Ownership Purchase Effort Inc., a nonprofit housing agency for low-income families, to subdivide a duplex on Union Street. The subdivision was necessary so the houses can be sold separately.The board also approved a proposal to build a duplex on a vacant lot at 136 Willis St. The 6,771-square-foot lot was slightly short of the 7,000 square feet required by city zoning law. The builder also plans to put the house slightly before the required front setback, to line it up with neighboring Willis Street properties.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | July 1, 1996
Plans for a 66-unit development of back-to-back duplexes just off Reisterstown's historic Main Street were delayed Friday when a county hearing officer withheld approval and instead sent them back to the planning office for further study.Although plans for the Goldsborough Manor development meet zoning requirements, the project of "neo-traditional" housing is so unusual that county planners should determine whether it is compatible with nearby homes and businesses, hearing officer Lawrence E. Schmidt ruled.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | April 10, 1994
Fire heavily damaged one section of a wood-frame duplex house in the 1400 block of N. Main St., Hampstead, in a two-alarm blaze that broke out about 10:45 p.m. Thursday.The fire started in the vacant part of the building, and the occupants of the other side escaped without injury, according to Hampstead Fire Chief Herb Raver.Mr. Raver said the fire started in the unoccupied house around the chimney. Its cause is under investigation.About 70 firefighters from Hampstead, Manchester, Westminster, and Arcadia and Boring of Baltimore County worked for about an hour to bring the fire under control.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 16, 2004
An infant girl was found dead in her crib yesterday morning by firefighters battling a two-alarm blaze in a Northeast Baltimore apartment house, from which her mother, 5-year-old brother and the owner escaped. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries battling the fire, which had engulfed the duplex house in the 3600 block of Bayonne Ave. before the first units had arrived about 9 a.m., said Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman. It took an hour and 40 minutes to control the fire, whose cause was under investigation, Cartwright said.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
You might pass by 1352 Key Highway thinking it just another high-tech Inner Harbor office building. Slow down next time and take a good look at what might be one of the most unusual residences in Baltimore. The property, notable for its opaque glass exterior, is a show-stopper with five levels, four of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows. As one-half of a townhouse duplex built in 2009, the east-facing structure is constructed of stucco, metal, brick and, naturally, glass. "It shows like a model home.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
Daniel Reed's flair for decorating and interior design - especially during the holiday season - is immediately evident at the front door of his very modern duplex in Baltimore's Clipper Mill development. To visit this home is to slip into a winter wonderland; a fantasy in light, color and motion. "Wait until you get inside," said the 44-year-old president of his own design firm. "I love decorating for Christmas. " He doesn't exaggerate. Imagine seeing the most beautifully embellished department store window and being able to walk through the glass and become a part of that other-worldly tableau.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
One person was killed and four others were displaced from their homes when a fire tore through a two-story duplex in Odenton on Wednesday, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the 1300 block of Tenbrook Road about 5:30 p.m. for reports of a dwelling fire with a person possibly trapped inside, said Captain Michael Pfaltzgraff, a department spokesman. At the scene, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the left side of the duplex, and began exterior and interior attacks on the flames, Pfaltzgraff said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
A 59-year-old Oxon Hill man died after suffering burns and smoke inhalation in a fire that tore through his home Sunday morning, according to a Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman. Firefighters responded to the 5100 block of Boulder Drive about 5:30 a.m. for reports of a man trapped in a fire and found heavy smoke coming out of the home, said Mark Brady, the spokesman. They located the man, who was transported to a local hospital and then transferred to the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead at about 12:30 p.m., Brady said.
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By Alison Knezevich and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
Hess Corp. has agreed to buy eight duplexes in Loch Raven and demolish them to settle homeowners' claims of contamination from a nearby gas station, the company said Friday. Residents of Yakona Road had filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the company over the past two years. Terms of the settlement were confidential, but a Hess spokesman said the agreement includes razing the buildings - likely in the spring - to make way for green space. The gas station, which is still open, is located in the 1600 block of E. Joppa Road.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2012
Overlook Clipper Mill is a community where groups of duplexes — oddly reminiscent of the 50-year-old TV cartoon show "The Jetsons" — rise up in harmony with the grade of the land on which they have been built. With its primary focus on green and sustainable living, this development in Baltimore's Woodberry neighborhood juxtaposes leading-edge design with Clipper Mill's heritage as a place where the Jones Falls provided waterpower for the operation of grist mills, foundries and textile mills.
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By Roger Twigg | February 16, 1991
Witnesses described yesterday's dramatic scene on Abbotston Street in Northeast Baltimore as one of "pure panic": neighbors and relatives working feverishly to save the lives of 21 people as a pre-dawn fire raced through both halves of a three-story duplex.One man climbed a tree to the roof of a second-floor porch, broke through a window with his hand and saved two children.A grandfather withstood flames and choking smoke long enough to toss two of his grandchildren out a second-floor window to a crowd of people standing below.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1998
It doesn't look like much to the casual observer, this two-story stone dwelling set back in the Patapsco Valley State Park near Elkridge.But the building that is now the River of History and Conservation Center is an important piece of history. Dating to the 1830s, it is the only surviving building from the once vibrant mill town of Avalon.And after serving as a private residence and a park rangers' office, the building is being renovated as a space to interpret the history of the Patapsco Valley.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
In 1985, attorney David Snyder purchased one side of a duplex in Baltimore between the upscale neighborhoods of Roland Park and Guilford. The 1929 brick Georgian-style home had a stately exterior but would need an interior makeover. Nevertheless, Snyder said, the house was "very livable for a bachelor like me. " Unfortunately, it was a bachelor pad in the not-so-flattering sense of the term: He initially didn't improve the interior, which consists of two stories and an attic. The house, by Snyder's admission, fell into a state of disrepair, and he worked halfheartedly at fixing it up. But after the double snowstorms of February 2010 brought down his gutters and battered his slate roof, causing numerous leaks, Snyder seriously considered renovation.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2010
No one was injured in a two-alarm house fire late Thursday in the Garrison neighborhood of Baltimore County, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded at 11:36 p.m. to a duplex home on the first block of Pellinore Court. The fire was brought under control by 12:50 a.m., officials said. Investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze. liz.kay@baltsun.com
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