January 22, 2012
Baltimore police said someone crashed a vehicle into the historic Phoenix Shot Tower near Little Italy Sunday afternoon just before 2 p.m. No injuries were reported, and no further information was immediately available. In a separate incident Sunday night, a car flipped over around 9:20 at East Baltimore and President streets, a block south of the Shot Tower. Fire officials say two people were extricated and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. No further information was immediately available.
June 8, 2008
This photo was taken in Paris at the Eiffel Tower last November. It was a cold night, but you hardly think about the weather when confronted with the beauty of this monument, not to mention the city itself. Marco A. Padro Perry Hall The Sun welcomes submissions for "My Best Shot." Photos should be accompanied by a description of when and where you took the picture and your name, address and phone number. Submissions cannot be individually acknowledged or returned, and upon submission become the property of The Sun. Write to: Travel Department, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or e-mail Travel@baltsun.
August 20, 2007
From a secluded garden in downtown Baltimore, shaded by four ailanthus trees, there's hardly any sense of the high-rise office buildings several blocks away or the traffic whizzing by on the Jones Falls Expressway. The garden once bordered the estate owned in the early 19th century by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Much later, it became part of the Baltimore City Life Museums campus, a public attraction that told the story of Baltimore's history before the museums closed abruptly in 1997.
June 9, 2007
It's difficult to predict what in Baltimore will one day be revered as a landmark, but it's not hard to distinguish the ones that have already achieved that status. Take a tour: I was walking down Caroline Street the other morning and reached Fayette. The light glanced off the Shot Tower, which stands like a sentry at the eastern edge of downtown Baltimore. Wilbur H. Hunter, who before his death directed the old Peale Museum, taught me that the roads that lead into Baltimore are like the fingers on your hand.
May 29, 2006
Local preservationists are pushing Baltimore's long-dormant Carroll Mansion into the limelight, just as the area around it is buzzing with redevelopment. Carroll Museums Inc., a nonprofit group that operates the historic mansion at 800 E. Lombard St., has reopened the building for tours and made part of the first floor into the Jonestown Visitors Center, a stop on the new Heritage Walk tour from the Inner Harbor to East Baltimore. The group is making space available for art exhibits, conferences and community events at the mansion, considered one of the finest examples of a Federal-era merchant's townhouse standing in Baltimore.
October 13, 2005
CROSS STREET MARKET OPENS Tomorrow and Saturday, Cross Street Market will have a grand re-opening to celebrate the completion of its major renovations. Mayor Martin O'Malley and other local officials will commence the festivities with a ribbon-cutting at noon tomorrow. The newly improved market has 23 merchants and a wide variety of fresh food, beverages and flowers. Musicians are scheduled to perform from noon to 2 p.m. both days. The celebration takes place tomorrow and Saturday at noon at Cross Street Market, Cross Street between Light and Charles streets.