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Jacques Kelly | April 13, 2012
When the street sign said Boulton, I knew I was near the right address. Soon another familiar street name popped up — Atwood — and I was squarely in Bel Air's Howard Park, a subdivision created out of the orchards surrounding a noteworthy Baltimorean's summer home. Its formal name is Liriodendron, and it is a Harford County treasure. It was built by one of the Johns Hopkins Hospital's fabled "Big Four," Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly. Kelly spent most of the year at 1406 Eutaw Place in Baltimore, where he also had a private clinic in an adjoining building.
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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 Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2003
I attended the wedding of a friend's daughter last weekend at Liriodendron, the magnificent Harford County mansion that was once the summer home of Dr. Howard A. Kelly and his family. As they waited for the ceremony to begin, guests seated on chairs in front of the Palladian-style home listened to music played by a quartet at the rear of the lawn. Soft strains of Bach, Chopin and Mozart, dispersed by sluggish breezes, seemed to float through the humid, late-afternoon air. Lulled by the incredible beauty of the house and its surrounding gardens, a visitor could easily understand why Kelly, one of the "Big Four" doctors who founded the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, chose to build a retreat in this most tranquil of places.
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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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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 13, 2005
Louise Burrowes Wheatley's artwork, on display at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, turns intricately woven cloth and tiny stitches into detailed, sumptuously colored scenes, alive with people, trees and animals. The work of Jules Burrowes, also on display at the mansion, is completely different. Her black-on-cream prints are simple and forceful, creating statements with few lines and fewer colors. And then there are the tiny, subtle line drawings of Stoel Burrowes, also on display at the Liriodendron, which look like something from an EKG machine.
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By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 27, 2002
Step into Liriodendron mansion and you immediately feel welcomed. A sense of warmth and family seems to fill the spacious, yet intimate rooms. You almost expect members of the Kelly family to rush down the grand staircase to greet you - all of them, Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, his wife, Laetitia, and their nine children. This is not a stuffy museum where visitors are confined to walking along narrow pathways to view furniture and paintings cordoned off with velvet ropes. Instead, it is a palatial villa where people are allowed to roam freely to take in the history of a well-known family that lived through the turn of the last century.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2003
LIKE THE Liriodendron estate itself, the icehouse built on the mansion's grounds has survived and outlasted its original purpose. At one point, the icehouse was used as a chicken coop. Then it became a bachelors' and bachelorettes' pad for schoolteachers during the 1960s and 1970s. In the past two decades, however, the small structure, which is at least 6 feet underground, has been empty. Now, the icehouse is being transformed into a museum that will permanently house a collection of American Indian artifacts - adding another dimension to the mansion, which sponsors art exhibits, lectures and concerts.
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By John Dorsey | June 26, 1997
Liriodendron, in Harford County, was the country house built early in this century by Howard Kelly, one of Hopkins Hospital's ++ famous "big four" doctors in the group portrait by John Singer Sargent. The house and grounds are now the property of a private foundation, and this summer the site of an indoor and outdoor sculpture show co-sponsored by Sculptors Incorporated of Baltimore. It features works by 28 artists, including Gagik Aroutiunian, G. David Burch, Paul Glasgow, Irene Jaffe, Marisabella Telleria-Diez, Anita Weiss, John Hayes, Suzanne Fausette, Barbara Han, Jim Paulsen, Tom Supensky and Corinne Elyse.
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May 5, 1991
dship Garden Club is sponsoring a Standard Flower Show at Liriodendron May 15 and May 16; hours May 15 are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; hours May 16are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show features yard specimens, container-grown plants and more. Information: 734-6154.
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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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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 8, 2013
For its next tour of historic Harford County homes, the Historical Society of Harford County will sponsor an open house at The Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon St. in Bel Air, on Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. The open house is one of a series of home tours the society is holding to raise funds toward the renovation of its headquarters on North Main Street in the former post office building. Members of the society will be on hand to share personal stories and photos about growing up on or around Liriodendron.
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Special to The Aegis | June 19, 2013
The Historical Society of Harford County's annual benefit yard sale will take place this Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Historical Society's headquarters at 143 N. Main St. The event has expanded this year to include the sale of antique and vintage furnishings, lighting and other items. A large number of the items to be sold are the result of a generous donation of pieces given to the society by Judy Graybeal Eagle specifically for its fund-raising effort. The majority of the donation consists of pieces collected by her late parents, Eugene and Jean Graybeal.
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June 10, 2013
"The Fabulous Flea Market" returns to the historic Liriodendron Mansion and vendors are needed. Sizing down, moving on or just interested in selling treasures - there is reserve space on the porches or lawns, space is limited. The event will be held July 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Gordon Street, Bel Air. To reserve a space, call 410-838-3942 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free, ample parking and refreshments are available. Added attraction and outstanding authentic American Indian Exhibit.
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Editorial from The Aegis | January 29, 2013
At any given time, it's fair to say there are at least a few properties on the market in Harford County that could be described as historic, if the definition of historic simply means old. One such property was brought to the attention of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners last week when a representative of its owner approached the commissioners about the possibility of the town buying the mansion. The house in question, owned by Judith Graybeal Eagle, is on 2.85 acres near the entrance to the Liriodendron Mansion, a noteworthy property owned by Harford County and operated as part of the county parks system.
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Jacques Kelly | April 13, 2012
When the street sign said Boulton, I knew I was near the right address. Soon another familiar street name popped up — Atwood — and I was squarely in Bel Air's Howard Park, a subdivision created out of the orchards surrounding a noteworthy Baltimorean's summer home. Its formal name is Liriodendron, and it is a Harford County treasure. It was built by one of the Johns Hopkins Hospital's fabled "Big Four," Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly. Kelly spent most of the year at 1406 Eutaw Place in Baltimore, where he also had a private clinic in an adjoining building.
NEWS
May 27, 2007
The marriage of Miss Kristen Kimberly Friz, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dale L. Craig, granddaughter of Nancy Darrah and the late Donald Darrah, to Mr. Nathan Scott Drescher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam J. Drescher, took place on October 21, 2006 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sweet Air. The Reverend John Seltzer officiated. The bride was escorted by her stepfather and given in marriage by her parents. Stacey Forbes was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Pamela Craig, cousin of the bride, Nicole Stockett, Nikki Snyder, and Gwenn Crupi.
FEATURES
April 10, 1991
Earth Month 1991 continues with community tree planting, recycling events, an environmental expo and even the Whole Earth Ball.SATURDAY* Whole Earth Ball: The Liriodendron Foundation and the Susquehannock Environmental Center will co-sponsor a ball at the Liriodendron Mansion at 8 p.m. The environmentally themed event will feature dancing, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Dress is informal, with mad cap attire preferred. Admission $10. Call 838-6000, Ext. 339.* Earthweek Expo: Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air. Noon to 5 p.m. Event features nature walks, displays and demonstrations, an art show and tree seedling give-away.
NEWS
August 25, 1991
Deadline is Sept. 11 to submit nominations for Harford County's MostBeautiful People.Community members and business people are askedto nominate for the award Harford County residents or groups who give their time, energy and talents to help their fellow citizens.Conducted in conjunction with Gov. William Donald Schaefer's "Maryland You Are Beautiful" campaign, all county nominees will be honored at a reception Oct. 17 at Liriodendron Mansion. One nominee will beselected to represent Harford at the state reception sponsored by the governor Oct. 30 in Annapolis.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 13, 2005
Louise Burrowes Wheatley's artwork, on display at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, turns intricately woven cloth and tiny stitches into detailed, sumptuously colored scenes, alive with people, trees and animals. The work of Jules Burrowes, also on display at the mansion, is completely different. Her black-on-cream prints are simple and forceful, creating statements with few lines and fewer colors. And then there are the tiny, subtle line drawings of Stoel Burrowes, also on display at the Liriodendron, which look like something from an EKG machine.
NEWS
November 23, 2003
County's open house for holidays set at Liriodendron Harford County Executive James M. Harkins will be the host at a holiday open house for county residents, county employees and their families from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air. Santa Claus will pay a visit with gifts for the children. Music will be provided by the Gospel Travelers. Information: 410-638-3258. Gift sale to benefit cancer research center AMC will hold a holiday gift boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Liriodendron mansion, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air. Greens, poinsettias, wreaths and other holiday items will be available.
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