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November 9, 1995
St. John's College will rededicate a restored monument commemorating its World War I veterans at 10 a.m. Saturday.The monument was erected in 1920 in memory of the 24 St. John's students who died in the war.The St. John's College chorus will perform, and retired Adm. Robert J. Long will discuss the future of U.S. defense.
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Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
The marble head and body of the George Washington Monument in Baltimore reemerged last week from the scaffolding that has ensconced it for nearly a year, and all exterior renovations are expected to wrap up this month. The $5.5 million restoration project for the 178-foot obelisk in Mount Vernon is ahead of schedule, and entire building should be uncovered in time for the annual Monument Lighting in December, said Cathy Rosenbaum, of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. Cranes will arrive this week to remove some of the heavier construction infrastructure.
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August 14, 1998
A Joppatowne man has been charged with vandalizing a monument on the grave of a victim of the Pan American Flight 103 terrorist attack, Harford County sheriff's officials said.Jeremy Arnold, 19, whose address was unavailable, was charged yesterday with malicious destruction and disorderly conduct.Authorities said someone urinated and swung on the $9,000 monument, which toppled from its base and was destroyed in June in Joppatowne.George Williams of Joppatowne is buried at the gravesite.Arnold was ordered to appear in Harford County Circuit Court to stand trial.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The Baltimore Book Festival, once an annual staple in Mount Vernon Square, is smack dab in the touristy Inner Harbor this year, a move that got mostly positive reviews Saturday. Some who took part in the festival in Mount Vernon say they miss the venue and add that it's too early to say which is better. Others thought that featuring the festival at the harbor would give tourists a good impression of the city. "Down here, you have people that are not just coming to the book festival.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | May 22, 1992
Baltimore's 200-year-old monument to Christopher Columbus the first of its kind in North America, is about to regain its status. Shoved into obscurity by the excitement over a new Columbus statue in Little Italy in 1984, the monument had been ignored in plans for this year's celebration of the 500th anniversary of the 1492 voyage of discovery.But no longer, says former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro 3rd, general chairman of the Mayor's Columbus Day Parade. The obelisk, first erected in 1792 in the gardens of a then-Baltimore County estate, will regain the respect it once enjoyed, he vows.
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September 26, 1993
You can search the entire Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., just north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and find not a single monument to the 3,500 men and boys from Maryland who fought in that storied three-day struggle. Now, 130 years after the battle, there is momentum to give these Marylanders a proper memorial.Citizens for a Maryland Monument at Gettysburg has commissioned a nine-foot-high bronze statue of two wounded Marylanders from opposing sides helping one another off the bloody battlefield.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2012
Some were first-timers, others veterans. Under Baltimore's Washington Monument Thursday night, thousands gathered for carols, food truck carryout and a bit of light-hearted - if jam-packed - holiday camaraderie. At the 41st annual lighting of the monument, another winter season in Charm City was launched - kids and teens, young adults and older couples all looking skyward as the strings of lights were turned on, lasers shot patterns across Mount Vernon's trees and a finale of fireworks burst into the air, all to the accompaniment of holiday musical classics.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
John A. Kinnaird backed his truck-mounted crane toward the monument that has stood at the side of Dundalk Avenue for two decades, a black-granite tribute "in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. " The memorial recognizes workers killed in industrial accidents at the Sparrows Point steel mill - more than 100 in the past 65 years, and countless more before that. But now the mill itself is dead, shut down last year. The United Steelworkers Local 9477 union, whose hall stands directly behind the monument, is following suit.
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By Sylvia Badger | May 28, 1991
BLACK TIE, CIVIL WAR or modern military uniform or period attire" are your choices of what to wear if you'd like to attend the Monument Ball at Notre Dame Prep Saturday. Steve Bockmiller is chairing the fund-raiser, which will honor all the soldiers of the .. Battle of Gettysburg with music and pageantry.Tickets are only $20 for light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and dancing to the music of the well-known Tuckahoe Social Orchestra, directed by Joe Ayres. And perchance you need a few dance lessons, dance master Phillip D.K. Troll will be on hand.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 26, 1998
ELLICOTT CITY community activists Jose E. "Pepe" Herrera and Gloria Herrera have, by sheer persistence, accomplished between them what many people can't do in a large committee.They have gained Baltimore government approval for erecting a monument, found a prominent place for it and won the support of the Hispanic community for underwriting its cost.A few years ago, Jose Herrera, who immigrated from Cuba to Baltimore in 1955, bumped into childhood friend Luis Queral, who lives in Towson.While the old friends became reacquainted, they determined to build a permanent reminder of Cuban philosopher-poet Jose Marti for Baltimore residents.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Under cloudy skies, volunteers were busy Saturday afternoon installing panels of the Monument Quilt on the verdant Federal Hill Park lawn. Walkers and tourists paused to read the emotionally wrenching messages - numbering in the hundreds - from survivors of rape and sexual abuse from across the country that are written on squares sewn into the multicolored and textured quilt. "I was scared, hiding my emotions away, hidden behind a mask that fooled people for years. I tore away the mask & began my long journey on the road to recovery.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
A Dundalk man has been charged with stealing and scrapping the historic wrought-iron gates at Battle Acre Monument Park that were reported missing in June, Baltimore County Police said. Detectives have charged George Elias Sotirakis, 34, in the theft, after detectives said he was spotted on surveillance video, and identified through information from local scrap yards. As for the gates, "unfortunately the gates are gone forever," police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. The 100-year-old spiked gates had long adorned the park's North Point Road entrance, and were placed during a previous improvements to the park in 1914.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Wrought-iron gates erected to preserve Battle Acre Monument Park, one of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites, have been stolen, police said, even as they were being restored in time for September's celebration of the war's bicentennial. Baltimore County police said the spiked gates on North Point Road that adorned the long-neglected park, wedged between shopping centers and brick rowhouses, were reported missing by a volunteer on Monday. "I'm a little upset about it. They are trying to get this park ready for the big celebration in September.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one of Maryland's oldest communities from the rising waters of the Chesapeake Bay. "We've probably doubled the number of nuisance flooding events in the past several years," said Craig, director of historic preservation for the city of Annapolis.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
The Naval Academy is about molding military leaders, but when it comes to scaling a greased-up, 21-foot-tall obelisk, it takes teamwork. That's what propelled 19-year-old Midshipman Michael Landry to the top of a writhing human pyramid Monday. He topped the academy's Herndon Monument with a midshipman's hat after 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 35 seconds - a feat celebrated by his classmates with jumping, cheering and singing. "Plebes no more! Plebes no more!" members of the Class of 2017 chanted.
NEWS
March 31, 2014
We often hear the clanking of the scaffold as the work is being done on the Washington Monument ( "Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). Like our neighbors, we look forward to its completion. We realize that restoration of the monument is necessary and is being accomplished to high standards of historic preservation. To the contrary, the massive public works being proposed for the Mount Vernon parks is neither necessary nor can it be considered historic preservation.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1996
A monument to Cuban patriot and poet Jose Marti is being proposed for the Fells Point plaza at the foot of Broadway by a group of Baltimore Hispanics.Luis Queral, a retired surgeon who fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took over, said yesterday that the group Project Marti has begun fund raising for a monument.He said the monument is in "the preliminary stages," but specific plans and designs for the monument should be completed within a month. Architect Luis Ortega, who chairs the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, said he has agreed to design the monument.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | June 27, 2008
Baltimore officials want to transform a former landfill in East Baltimore into a new development, most likely with offices and shops that could generate jobs in the mostly industrial area. The Baltimore Development Corp. said yesterday that it has gotten some informal interest from developers studying the more than 29-acre former Monument Street Landfill at 3300-3400 East Madison St. and 3500 East Monument St. "We've got to recycle land, and some of that land is old industrial stuff," said M.J. "Jay" Brodie, president of the BDC. "Former landfills can be recycled for bigger and better uses."
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
The scaffolds enshrouding Baltimore's Washington Monument offer passersby a temporary skyline change, but some residents and small-business owners in the Mount Vernon neighborhood worry about the two-year project's impact on their lifestyles and livelihoods. The monument, a central draw to the city's cultural hub, was closed in 2010 after an engineering study conducted by the nonprofit Mount Vernon Place Conservancy deemed it unsafe. The $5 million renovation effort will address structural deficiencies, clean grime off the monument, and include new roofing and electrical system, said Lance Humphries, chair of the conservancy's restoration committee.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
How fine and wise it was of our nation and its military to save Europe's cultural treasures from theft and destruction by the Nazis during World War II ( "Baltimore's Monuments Men," Feb. 7). How sadly disappointing, by contrast, that George W. Bush and his generals completely overlooked the protection of the Baghdad Museum during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This oversight led to the theft and destruction of many of civilizations oldest relics, including the oldest known examples of human writing.
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