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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 19, 2005
Oliver House has a history as rich as its structure. Its current owners, Stephen and Sharon Crum, are doing their part to ensure its preservation by restoring the property. Although the house is named for its original owner, Robert Oliver, it gained historical attention because of its architect, Robert Mills. Both men have a place in the history of Maryland. Oliver, a merchant and one of the original directors of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, purchased about 1,500 acres, which included what is now Oliver Beach.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | August 1, 2007
A long-planned effort to revitalize Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood got a jump-start last night with a commitment for millions of dollars from the city and private investors. Members of the faith-based nonprofit organization Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) said that the money will help their plans to build affordable homes on what is now vacant property blighting the neighborhood. The group hopes to start construction in February on 40 affordable homes along Preston Street.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | February 6, 1993
In an unusual but happy conclusion to what began 2 1/2 years ago as a bitter fight over the preservation of an historic 1819 mansion and its surrounding vistas in eastern Baltimore County, a developer and community residents celebrated a common victory this week with a bottle of champagne.The Friends of Oliver House Inc., the community group, had bought five housing lots from the Emerald Development company, which originally had proposed building 14 homes on four acres surrounding the historic building.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 19, 2005
Oliver House has a history as rich as its structure. Its current owners, Stephen and Sharon Crum, are doing their part to ensure its preservation by restoring the property. Although the house is named for its original owner, Robert Oliver, it gained historical attention because of its architect, Robert Mills. Both men have a place in the history of Maryland. Oliver, a merchant and one of the original directors of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, purchased about 1,500 acres, which included what is now Oliver Beach.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | August 15, 1991
One battle won, another begins.The Oliver House, a 171-year-old historic mansion near Chase, has been placed on the protected landmarks list by the Baltimore County Council, meaning the structure itself cannot be altered or demolished.It's a victory for Oliver Beach residents who want the historic building preserved. But the surrounding four acres of open land, considered a community park by residents, is not protected.And the developer who owns the land wants to build 14 homes there.Residents say building the homes so close to the historic mansion would ruin the character of the place, while the developer says the community is already built up and a few houses won't affect the mansion.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | July 24, 1992
Oliver Beach residents who have been fighting for two years to preserve the open land around a historic 1819 mansion on the Gunpowder River have won a rare victory from Baltimore County's bureaucracy.The county Board of Appeals reversed an earlier approval of Emerald Development Corp.'s proposed 12-home Oliver Landing project. The board decided July 16 that the county planning board did not properly consider the historic significance of the three acres around the mansion.Such reversals are rare, since the board is legally constrained from throwing out development approvals unless they're found to be arbitrary or procured by fraud.
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April 2, 1992
The Baltimore County Historical Trust Inc. has won a $2,000 federal grant to help preserve and protect Oliver House, a hunting lodge built during the early 1800s in eastern Baltimore County.The lodge, at 7310 Gunpowder Road in Oliver Beach, and 1.4 acres around it already have received a historic designation that protects against demolition or substantial change, said Judith S. Kremen, the county trust's executive director.She said the county trust and Friends of Oliver House Inc. are seeking to match the grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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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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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | August 1, 2007
A long-planned effort to revitalize Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood got a jump-start last night with a commitment for millions of dollars from the city and private investors. Members of the faith-based nonprofit organization Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) said that the money will help their plans to build affordable homes on what is now vacant property blighting the neighborhood. The group hopes to start construction in February on 40 affordable homes along Preston Street.
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February 15, 2002
Kittamaqundi Community to welcome new minister Kittamaqundi Community Inc., in Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, will welcome its new enabling minister, the Rev. Rebecca J. Stelle, at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The Rev. Gerald Goethe, the church's first, and only, enabling minister, retired in 1999. The role combines spiritual and administrative leadership with support for community initiative. Kittamaqundi was founded in 1969. Information: 410-730-4855.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | February 6, 1993
In an unusual but happy conclusion to what began 2 1/2 years ago as a bitter fight over the preservation of an historic 1819 mansion and its surrounding vistas in eastern Baltimore County, a developer and community residents celebrated a common victory this week with a bottle of champagne.The Friends of Oliver House Inc., the community group, had bought five housing lots from the Emerald Development company, which originally had proposed building 14 homes on four acres surrounding the historic building.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | July 24, 1992
Oliver Beach residents who have been fighting for two years to preserve the open land around a historic 1819 mansion on the Gunpowder River have won a rare victory from Baltimore County's bureaucracy.The county Board of Appeals reversed an earlier approval of Emerald Development Corp.'s proposed 12-home Oliver Landing project. The board decided July 16 that the county planning board did not properly consider the historic significance of the three acres around the mansion.Such reversals are rare, since the board is legally constrained from throwing out development approvals unless they're found to be arbitrary or procured by fraud.
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April 2, 1992
The Baltimore County Historical Trust Inc. has won a $2,000 federal grant to help preserve and protect Oliver House, a hunting lodge built during the early 1800s in eastern Baltimore County.The lodge, at 7310 Gunpowder Road in Oliver Beach, and 1.4 acres around it already have received a historic designation that protects against demolition or substantial change, said Judith S. Kremen, the county trust's executive director.She said the county trust and Friends of Oliver House Inc. are seeking to match the grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | August 15, 1991
One battle won, another begins.The Oliver House, a 171-year-old historic mansion near Chase, has been placed on the protected landmarks list by the Baltimore County Council, meaning the structure itself cannot be altered or demolished.It's a victory for Oliver Beach residents who want the historic building preserved. But the surrounding four acres of open land, considered a community park by residents, is not protected.And the developer who owns the land wants to build 14 homes there.Residents say building the homes so close to the historic mansion would ruin the character of the place, while the developer says the community is already built up and a few houses won't affect the mansion.
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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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February 21, 2004
On February 18, 2004 WALTER GLEN GAUMNITZ, beloved husband of Idalia Romero Gaumnitz; loving father of Tamatha Ann and Amber Lynn Gaumnitz and Carrick Scott, John Alvin and Star Bastiany-Gaumnitz; dear brother of Jean Grouber. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday February 22 at 3 p.m. at the Kittamaqundi Community at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD. Please direct inquiries to the Slack Funeral Home 410-465-4400.
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October 20, 1992
The Greater Patapsco Community Association will receive the prestigious $1,000 W. Boulton Kelly Prize today from the Baltimore County Historical Trust.The association will use the money to develop a National Register Historic District in the western Baltimore County community of Granite.Seven other individuals and community groups also will receive grants at the Trust's ninth awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. today in the Orangery at the Hampton Mansion, a National Historic Site in Towson.The other grant winners are:* The Friends of the Oliver House in Chase, for continuing efforts to preserve the area around a home designed by Robert Mills, America's first native-born architect.
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