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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1998
Robert Paul Mittelman, a Baltimore tax specialist who was active in community affairs, died of a brain tumor Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. He was 65.Mr. Mittelman, a resident of Poplar Hill in North Baltimore, was a partner in the Baltimore law firm Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, where he had worked since 1973. He had been a partner from 1966 to 1973 in the law firm Buckmaster, White, Mindel & Clarke.A respected tax, estate and trust lawyer, Mr. Mittelman was described by Wilmer C. Stith, a senior vice president at Mercantile Safe-Deposit and Trust Co., as "a tax specialist and a damn good one."
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Harry and Cristina Quigley's garden grew from the inside out. The couple purchased a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home in the shady neighborhood Poplar Hill in North Baltimore in 1996 and found themselves looking out on a bland landscape of trees and grass. "We became gardeners because we wanted to look at something nice outside," Cristina Quigley says. "We were total novices. " They first tackled a steep slope in the front of their home that was difficult to mow. They ripped up the grass and put in rhododendron and some short-lived plants that Cristina Quigley barely remembers.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2001
Towering trees once formed a shell of quiet and beauty around Hal MacLaughlin's home in the Poplar Hill section of North Baltimore. Now, when MacLaughlin looks from his back porch toward Falls Road, he sees deep mud tracks, bulldozers and dump trucks. It's a dose of something Poplar Hill hasn't seen in more than half a century: development. Baltimore's real estate market has boomed in the past several years, especially in affluent neighborhoods such as Roland Park, Guilford and Poplar Hill.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | September 16, 2007
Carlyle Barton Jr., a former partner in the Baltimore law firm of Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP who was active for many years in civic and philanthropic affairs, died Wednesday of cancer at his Poplar Hill home. He was 85. Mr. Barton was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. He was a 1940 graduate of Gilman School and earned his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1944. He enlisted in the Army in 1944 and served in the Pacific. After the war, he remained in the Maryland National Guard, attaining the rank of captain.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
They were largely a collection of Dreamers and Neighbors -- with only a few Bidders -- who assembled yesterday in a wide semicircle on a sloping back yard of the North Baltimore subdivision called Poplar Hill.In less than 15 minutes, the majestic Art Deco home constructed by a prominent city judge in 1938 and later restored by his architect son and designer daughter-in-law, was sold at auction for the bargain-basement price of $324,000. The asking price was $495,000, and the property was assessed for $423,000.
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By CASSANDRA A. FORTIN and CASSANDRA A. FORTIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 2006
On Poplar Hill Road in Aberdeen, directly across the street from Wal-Mart, is a 34-acre farm property containing three houses. One of the three structures, an American Colonial named Poplar Hill, was built between 1750 and 1775, and James Wollon, an architect who specializes in historic preservation, says that makes it the oldest standing house in Aberdeen. Poplar Hill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is a rare property not only in Aberdeen, but also in the county.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1995
An Ohio woman was charged yesterday with mailing a hacksaw blade inside a box of Christmas snacks to a convicted murderer and rapist from Baltimore County who was sentenced to death for the 1973 mass murder of a prominent Georgia farm family.Mary Popp, 50, was arrested yesterday at her home in suburban Cincinnati, Georgia Bureau of Investigations spokesman John Bankhead said.The inmate, Carl Isaacs, 41, who lived for a time in the Cub Hill section of the county, had already tried twice to escape from Georgia's death row.In addition to Isaacs, his brother Billy, now 36, half-brother Wayne Coleman, now 47 and George Elder Dungee, now 56, and from Northeast Baltimore, also were convicted of murder and rape.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1999
In the woody hillside that abuts his North Baltimore home, Hal MacLaughlin can glimpse chirping birds dancing in the high branches of 100-foot poplar trees, even an occasional deer strolling in the underbrush at sunrise.MacLaughlin built an addition to his home last summer with a sea of windows so the family could enjoy the scenery while eating breakfast.Want to make the MacLaughlins mad? Tell them 35 houses will replace some of the trees, as developer Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse, Inc. proposed three weeks ago.Their neighbors will get mad, too."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2005
Marion B. Van Kleeck, a retired Roland Park Country School elementary teacher known for her warm and welcoming demeanor during her more than two-decade career there, died Monday at her Murray Hill home where she was recuperating from hip surgery. She was 78. She was born Marion Dushane Penniman Barker in Baltimore and raised in the Poplar Hill section of Roland Park. She was a 1945 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and made her debut that year at the Bachelors Cotillon. After earning a bachelor's degree at Wellesley College in 1949, she returned to Baltimore and joined the faculty of Bryn Mawr, where she taught until 1959.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | March 16, 2001
At 95, with failing eyesight, Elizabeth McShane can barely see the details of her paintings. But she can see enough to remember. A fragile figure, she stands erect in the tiny art gallery at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, leaning only slightly against her walker to get a closer look at her impressionistic paintings, the old chair she gilded, the mirror she transformed into art. She can see just enough to recall where she painted her lush...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | November 19, 2006
House available in Aberdeen: three bedrooms, one bath, 1,036 square feet, Colonial style, George Washington reportedly slept there, rumored to be haunted. The price: free. The catch: New owner must move the home from the site it occupies on the edge of Aberdeen Proving Ground. "It is free, but that is almost cruelly misleading," said James Pomeroy, a Frederick County resident who owns the house known as Poplar Hill. "The new owner will have to come up with big dollars to move it. We can't put [another expense]
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By CASSANDRA A. FORTIN and CASSANDRA A. FORTIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 2006
On Poplar Hill Road in Aberdeen, directly across the street from Wal-Mart, is a 34-acre farm property containing three houses. One of the three structures, an American Colonial named Poplar Hill, was built between 1750 and 1775, and James Wollon, an architect who specializes in historic preservation, says that makes it the oldest standing house in Aberdeen. Poplar Hill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is a rare property not only in Aberdeen, but also in the county.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2005
Marion B. Van Kleeck, a retired Roland Park Country School elementary teacher known for her warm and welcoming demeanor during her more than two-decade career there, died Monday at her Murray Hill home where she was recuperating from hip surgery. She was 78. She was born Marion Dushane Penniman Barker in Baltimore and raised in the Poplar Hill section of Roland Park. She was a 1945 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and made her debut that year at the Bachelors Cotillon. After earning a bachelor's degree at Wellesley College in 1949, she returned to Baltimore and joined the faculty of Bryn Mawr, where she taught until 1959.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2001
Towering trees once formed a shell of quiet and beauty around Hal MacLaughlin's home in the Poplar Hill section of North Baltimore. Now, when MacLaughlin looks from his back porch toward Falls Road, he sees deep mud tracks, bulldozers and dump trucks. It's a dose of something Poplar Hill hasn't seen in more than half a century: development. Baltimore's real estate market has boomed in the past several years, especially in affluent neighborhoods such as Roland Park, Guilford and Poplar Hill.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | March 16, 2001
At 95, with failing eyesight, Elizabeth McShane can barely see the details of her paintings. But she can see enough to remember. A fragile figure, she stands erect in the tiny art gallery at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, leaning only slightly against her walker to get a closer look at her impressionistic paintings, the old chair she gilded, the mirror she transformed into art. She can see just enough to recall where she painted her lush...
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1999
In the woody hillside that abuts his North Baltimore home, Hal MacLaughlin can glimpse chirping birds dancing in the high branches of 100-foot poplar trees, even an occasional deer strolling in the underbrush at sunrise.MacLaughlin built an addition to his home last summer with a sea of windows so the family could enjoy the scenery while eating breakfast.Want to make the MacLaughlins mad? Tell them 35 houses will replace some of the trees, as developer Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse, Inc. proposed three weeks ago.Their neighbors will get mad, too."
NEWS
By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1999
North Baltimore mobilized last night.Calling themselves the Greater Falls Road Neighborhood Task Force, residents of eight communities voiced their displeasure over a proposed development of townhouses and cottages on a wooded 9-acre plot off Falls Road, near the county line.It was a night of laborious presentations about zoning and environmental impact, followed by a shouting match between community leaders and City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector after community leaders suggested that the council was on the verge of introducing an ordinance supporting the development.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | July 19, 1992
QUANTICO -- When it comes to telling fishing yarns, few can top Martin Shuff's tale about the one that got away.While fishing from a dock that is part of the Poplar Hill Pre-Release Center in Wicomico County, inmate Shuff absent-mindedly rubbed the left side of his face with his hand. His artificial eye popped out, fell between the wooden planks and disappeared into the muddy waters of Quantico Creek."I was in kind of a pickle," Shuff said later.Shuff and some of his fellow inmates who were standing nearby wanted to jump into the creek immediately to look for the lost prosthesis.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1999
North Baltimore mobilized last night.Calling themselves the Greater Falls Road Neighborhood Task Force, residents of eight communities voiced their displeasure over a proposed development of townhouses and cottages on a wooded 9-acre plot off Falls Road, near the county line.It was a night of laborious presentations about zoning and environmental impact, followed by a shouting match between community leaders and City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector after community leaders suggested that the council was on the verge of introducing an ordinance supporting the development.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1998
Robert Paul Mittelman, a Baltimore tax specialist who was active in community affairs, died of a brain tumor Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. He was 65.Mr. Mittelman, a resident of Poplar Hill in North Baltimore, was a partner in the Baltimore law firm Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, where he had worked since 1973. He had been a partner from 1966 to 1973 in the law firm Buckmaster, White, Mindel & Clarke.A respected tax, estate and trust lawyer, Mr. Mittelman was described by Wilmer C. Stith, a senior vice president at Mercantile Safe-Deposit and Trust Co., as "a tax specialist and a damn good one."
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