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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
A 17th century land grant formerly known as Planter's Paradise, is now the setting for 2316 Bauernschmidt Drive in Baltimore County. Here, on property once owned by Baltimore philanthropist Enoch Pratt, sits a charming example of a rural frame-and-clapboard mansion designed in the Italianate style. This mansion was built in 1909 by Agnes and Frederick Bauernschmidt, who owned a brewing company in Baltimore, as their summer home just blocks from the Middle River. Now on the market for $995,000, this manor house on three-quarters of an acre showcases a three-sided wrap-around porch with columns that support a four-sided second-story balcony.
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NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2002
Realtors are close to finding a buyer for the 1917 Baltimore County mansion that was once the home of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Marc Witman, associate broker with Long & Foster Realtors, confirmed last week that Rainbow Hall, the Irish Georgian-style mansion on 19 acres in Green Spring Valley, is under contract. Witman would not name the potential buyers except to say that they were from the Baltimore area and that settlement could occur as early as next month. The last listing price for the estate in the 10700 block of Park Heights Ave. was $1.75 million.
NEWS
May 20, 1991
Two pewter plates and a pewter candlestick holder stolen from the Mount Clare Mansion in Carroll Park were recovered yesterday in a vacant house near the park.Police said the items were removed after someone broke a window in the kitchen of the mansion sometime between 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. yesterday. The mansion is in the 1500 block of Washington Blvd. in South Baltimore.Acting on a tip, police yesterday afternoon went to a vacant house near the park, where they recovered the items.
BUSINESS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1997
SEVERNA PARK -- Great houses, like great ideas, often outlive their creators -- and so it is with Wroxeter-on-Severn, a turn-of-the-century Normandy mansion built by a wealthy Edwardian industrialist and being offered for sale Tuesday at an absolute auction.The house has survived almost a century of shifting owners and changing fortunes, said owner Jim Bowersox, who rescued it from a wrecking ball in 1992 and has spent five years restoring it to its original elegance."By the time we got around to it, it was really on its last legs," Bowersox said of the 33-room mansion he and his wife, Linda, share with their two children.
NEWS
By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | October 18, 1994
At the turn of the century, the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion was the center of Baltimore's social scene.Now, the Engineering Society of Baltimore, which owns the building, cannot afford to repair the city's largest townhouse. So, in an effort to raise $5 million for renovations, the group announced yesterday the formation of the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund."If we could bring the building up to the 20th century, it would be an economical building and a beautiful building," said Jay Hanna, the society's president.
NEWS
By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | November 20, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- Now that all the work is done -- now that the money has been raised and spent on the Victorian fountain, the landscaping, the chandeliers, the Waterford crystal, the Kirk-Stieff place settings, the remodeling and repainting, the original artwork, and the new windows and rugs and roof -- now that all of that is done, Gov. William Donald Schaefer says he is swearing off any future fund raising for the governor's mansion.It has just become too big a political headache, he said yesterday.
NEWS
By Doug Birch and Sandy Banisky and Doug Birch and Sandy Banisky,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | July 17, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- A new legislative audit criticizes spending on the Governor's Mansion, challenging financial and inventory records as spotty and questioning the use of state money to pay for expensive table silver, gift certificates and several social events, including a baby shower.The audit, a copy of which was obtained yesterday by The Sun, also questions the donation of $22,000 worth of mansion furnishings, including silk draperies and carpets, to a private, non-profit group, saying the action was never approved by the state Board of Public Works as required.
NEWS
March 15, 2004
The Howard County Fire Department is continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a Clarksville mansion Friday, a fire spokesman said yesterday. The fire caused an estimated $3 million in damage to the home in the 12700 block of Maryvale Court, owned by developer Frederick W. Kunkle Jr. The semirural neighborhood has no fire hydrants, causing firefighters to use eight tankers to deliver water to fight the blaze at the home, which is estimated to be up to 12,000 square feet in size.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1995
The Engineering Society of Baltimore was instrumental in rebuilding the city after the Great Fire of 1904.Now its 1,200 members are using the fire, which started 91 years ago this week, to ignite a campaign to rebuild their longtime headquarters at 7-11 W. Mount Vernon Place.On Saturday night they will open the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, their home for more than 30 years, for the first Fire Ball. The black-tie affair celebrates the 90th anniversary of the society's founding Feb. 24, 1905. It also marks the 91st anniversary of the fire, which began Feb. 7 at 10:48 a.m. and raged for 30 hours, destroying more than 1,500 buildings in the city's core.
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | November 15, 1990
The beauty of a 170-year-old mansion in Chase will be destroyed if a plan to build 14 houses nearby goes through, according to residents in eastern Baltimore County. The historic mansion was designed and constructed by the man who built the Washington monuments in Washington and Baltimore.Named after its first owner, Robert Oliver, one of Baltimore's first millionaire merchants, the Oliver House originally was a rustic hunting lodge, set on 500 acres beside the Gunpowder River, said John W. McGrain, a county historian.
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