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FROM THE AEGIS | February 7, 2013
The Historical Society of Harford County has arranged for some of Harford County's historic private homes to be open to the public for a series of tours, starting Feb. 10. The first of the tours will be at the McKinney-Grosbeak House adjacent to the Liriodendron Mansion, which the Bel Air town government has been asked to buy. The house was completed in 1835 by John McKinney who ran the Union Tavern for town boss Thomas Hays. He also edited one of the Town's weekly papers, the Independent Citizen . Later the house and grounds were sold to Howard Kelly, physician and professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who lived in the home while Kelly's mansion Liriodendron was built next door.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Annapolis officials know that local homeowners who restore and preserve their historic properties play a vital role in the city's architectural legacy. Bill and Judi Kardash, owners of the circa 1770 Colonial mansion Acton Hall, are some of these top players. They consider themselves the current stewards of the home, which sits on an acre of land on Spa Creek. Acton Hall is a perfect example of Georgian period architecture. The brick home features white trim, multipaned windows and a symmetric front elevation with a recessed center bay, along with well-proportioned wings that are adorned with pediments.
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October 25, 2013
Houses with a history. That's what The Baltimore Sun is looking for. The Baltimore region is dotted with homes that have a rich past, ranging from Federalist to Victorian to Arts and Crafts. Is yours one of them? This fall, we are sponsoring a contest to find those dwellings that beautifully reflect the era in which they came to life - whether it be through preservation, rehabilitation or restoration. All kinds of historic homes are eligible, including those that have been adapted for use as living space, such as converted churches, barns and carriage houses.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home. In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home. "It's old and unusual, but wears its age so well," said Heather Wirth, who along with her husband, Steve Bogucki, purchased the circa-1888, two-room schoolhouse in Parkton on St. Patrick's Day 1990. "It's fun living in a building with a past that's had so many other uses - first as a school, then as a duplex, then as an antiques shop [and]
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April 11, 2010
Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour Where: Old Town Alexandria, Va. Refreshments will be served at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S. Fairfax St., beginning at 11 a.m. When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Take a self-guided tour of Old Town Alexandria's walled gardens, intimate courtyards and stately historic homes during the 77th annual Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour....
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January 24, 1999
Trust workshop will discuss financing for historic homesThe Baltimore County Historical Trust Inc. will sponsor a workshop entitled "Where is the Money?" -- an overview of grants, loans, tax credits and financing for historic homes, plus 203(k) loans from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Goucher College.Speakers will be Tom Hess, a mortgage loan officer with Mortgage Finance Corp., and William C. Pencek Jr., deputy director of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's Division of Historical and Cultural Programs.
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December 10, 2006
Several house tours for the holidays are scheduled today: The Chesapeake Cancer Alliance will hold a Christmas Tour of Homes at six decorated private homes and Christ Episcopal Church in the Bel Air/Forest Hill area from noon to 6 p.m. Sites are Wickenden home, 1808 Barrington Village Court; Wilson home, 2410 Rocks Road; Niles home, 205 Kings Crossing Court, Building 205/Condo 3A; Schruefer home, 1617 Creston Drive; Arnold home, 105 Glenwood Road; Wagner...
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March 21, 2007
Group formed to urge change in growth laws and policies Community activists, homebuilders and municipal officials have joined forces to push for reforms in Maryland's growth laws and policies. Organizers announced yesterday that they had formed the Partnership for Land Use Success to study, propose and lobby for changes in state and local growth-management efforts. The groups joining together are the Home Builders Association of Maryland, 1000 Friends of Maryland, the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, the Greater Baltimore Urban League and the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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December 1, 2005
On November 27, 2005, AUDREY VIRGINIA GILL (nee Damast) beloved wife of the late Robert Ways Gill. Survived by nieces and nephews. Audrey was a graduate of Catonsville High, attended Towson University. She made a lifetime pursuit of researching and collecting glass and antiques. Audrey was a member of multiple societies interested in the preservation of historic homes. She retired from Maryland National Bank after 16 years of service. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook)
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By Mary C. Schneidau and Mary C. Schneidau,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2004
More than 100 units of military housing will be converted or demolished when the Navy enters into a public-private partnership next year to manage properties at the Naval Academy and Naval Station Annapolis. A private partnership will take over the daily operation of 371 family homes in the fall of next year, Lt. Cmdr. Ed Zeigler, a spokesman for Naval District Washington, said in an e-mail response to questions. Buchanan House, the home of the academy superintendent, and barracks and housing for singles, including Bancroft Hall, will remain under Navy control.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
At Tom and Marcia Lewis' house in Annapolis, the future meets the past. Last year the couple installed solar panels on the roof of their 110-year-old frame house in the city's Historic District. "We're very much in favor of alternative energy sources," Marcia Lewis says. Residential solar energy sales are booming in the United States, and property owners are increasingly finding ways to combine historic preservation with energy preservation. The Lewises had their panels installed on the back roof of their three-story home on Conduit Street.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Living in the shadow of the Naval Academy chapel, Ellis Richman and his wife, Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt, are exactly where they want to be - nestled in the heart of historic Annapolis. Theirs is no ordinary house among a bevy of notable properties. Woven into the rich tapestry of Colonial architecture that marks Maryland's capital city landscape are the grande dames of Queen Anne-style homes erected in the Victorian era. The couple owns one of a twin pair of homes built in the early 1890s by lumber and hardware merchant Joseph S.M. Basil.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
John and Sandi Kroh are leaving Appler-Englar Farm after more than 40 years of meticulously restoring the old farmhouse near New Windsor. The retired Baltimore County school principals are downsizing and moving to Baltimore, where they can walk to shops and restaurants. But before they sell, the Krohs thought they would offer tribute to their Carroll County home by entering it in The Baltimore Sun's first Historic Homes Contest. The idea was a winner, and so is the house, chosen from among more than 30 entries and five finalists.
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October 25, 2013
Houses with a history. That's what The Baltimore Sun is looking for. The Baltimore region is dotted with homes that have a rich past, ranging from Federalist to Victorian to Arts and Crafts. Is yours one of them? This fall, we are sponsoring a contest to find those dwellings that beautifully reflect the era in which they came to life - whether it be through preservation, rehabilitation or restoration. All kinds of historic homes are eligible, including those that have been adapted for use as living space, such as converted churches, barns and carriage houses.
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October 9, 2013
OFFICIAL RULES 1. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. The Historic Homes Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by The Baltimore Sun Company, LLC ("Baltimore Sun"), Bella Kitchen and Bath and Hotel Monaco Baltimore. Contest is offered only in the counties in Harford, Howard, Baltimore, Carroll, Anne Arundel Counties & Baltimore City, Maryland (the "Contest Area") and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Contest begins on October 6, 2013. Entry deadline has been extended to Nov. 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET")
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
Old Catonsville boasts turn-of-the-last-century buildings and schools, fine restaurants, antiques and music shops, and a library. But scattered among the Victorian structures are Arts and Crafts-style homes built in the early 20th century. It is in one of these that the Shaw family resides, just blocks off of the town's main street. "We moved here from just two blocks away," said Kelley Shaw, a 37-year-old speech pathologist. "Our [other] house had no driveway and we loved the porches on these old houses.
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By Mary C. Schneidau and Mary C. Schneidau,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2004
More than 100 units of military housing will be converted or demolished when the Navy enters into a public-private partnership next year to manage properties at the Naval Academy and Naval Station Annapolis. A private partnership will take over the daily operation of 371 family homes in the fall of next year, Lt. Cmdr. Ed Zeigler, a spokesman for Naval District Washington, said in an e-mail response to questions. Buchanan House, the home of the academy superintendent, and barracks and housing for singles, including Bancroft Hall, will remain under Navy control.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1999
This town is made for walking.Annapolis, with its red brick-paved streets that wind through neighborhoods of historic homes and lush gardens, is named one of the most "walkable" cities in the country in the August issue of Walking magazine.And it's a good thing city planners made travel by foot easy, locals and tourists say, because finding parking in the city can be frustrating."I'll fight the parking just to come down here and walk around," said Pixie Pikus as she tooled around City Dock with her 7-month-old son, Alec, tucked comfortably in his stroller.
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By Louise Vest | February 26, 2013
100 Years Ago Washington in winter From the social columns: "Miss Elizabeth White, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. White, was stricken with infantile paralysis, a few days ago, and is slightly improved at this writing. "Mr. Mollie Armstrong has returned from a visit to relatives at Fredericksburg, Va. "Miss Katie Moxley and Raymond Moxley were recent visitors in Baltimore. "Dr. I.W. Lacy has purchased a new Ford automobile. "Miss Lillian Ambler, of New York, is the guest of relatives near here.
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FROM THE AEGIS | February 7, 2013
The Historical Society of Harford County has arranged for some of Harford County's historic private homes to be open to the public for a series of tours, starting Feb. 10. The first of the tours will be at the McKinney-Grosbeak House adjacent to the Liriodendron Mansion, which the Bel Air town government has been asked to buy. The house was completed in 1835 by John McKinney who ran the Union Tavern for town boss Thomas Hays. He also edited one of the Town's weekly papers, the Independent Citizen . Later the house and grounds were sold to Howard Kelly, physician and professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who lived in the home while Kelly's mansion Liriodendron was built next door.
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