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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | August 9, 2008
When the lure of living in a historic city neighborhood combines with a love of Beaux Arts architecture, there are few Baltimore residences more appealing than Washington Place, situated at the foot of Mount Vernon's Washington Monument. Eleven years ago, Jane McConnell came to Baltimore to begin a new job. There was no doubt in her mind that she would live downtown. The native New Yorker had always been a city dweller, and she looked at properties in the neighborhoods of Federal Hill and Fells Point.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
A car that crashed near the Washington Monument onl Thursday morning overturned, injuring a passenger and damaging a wall at the historic Mount Vernon park. The flipped-over four-door gray sedan blocked traffic on Washington Place just south of the 178-foot column to West Centre Street for at least an hour while police investigated and roped off a damaged stone wall in the park's South Garden. Two men were in the car, which was a rental vehicle licensed in Connecticut, when the driver fell asleep and crashed into the wall, causing the car to flip over, police spokesman Detective Vernon Davis said.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2010
Baltimore police suspect that alcohol was a factor in the accident in which the driver of a van ran through a section of iron fence surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon early Saturday morning. "It appears as if the driver 'bailed-out' and fled the scene before police arrival," leaving the van said police spokesman Kevin Brown. "He or she is still being sought and the investigation is continuing. " Fifteen feet of the more than 150-year-old iron fence surrounding the historic landmark was damaged when an unknown driver ran a 1997 Chrysler van through a southeast section of the protective metal.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2010
Baltimore police suspect that alcohol was a factor in the accident in which the driver of a van ran through a section of iron fence surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon early Saturday morning. "It appears as if the driver 'bailed-out' and fled the scene before police arrival," leaving the van said police spokesman Kevin Brown. "He or she is still being sought and the investigation is continuing. " Fifteen feet of the more than 150-year-old iron fence surrounding the historic landmark was damaged when an unknown driver ran a 1997 Chrysler van through a southeast section of the protective metal.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2010
An unknown driver ran his van through a southeast section of the more-than-150-year-old iron fence surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon early Saturday morning, police said. Police were dispatched just after 2:30 a.m. to Washington Place and East Mount Vernon Place after a 1997 Chrysler van struck the fence, but police spokesman Kevin Brown could not confirm if any citations had been issued. The fence, adorned with a motif of battle axes and stars, surrounds the 178-foot-tall monument designed by architect Robert Mills.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | April 18, 2004
When he founded the educational institution that bears his name, Baltimore philanthropist George Peabody expressed a strong desire that it be a "common ground, where all may meet." But with its front doors usually locked and all visitors directed to enter through a military-style guard shack, the Peabody Institute has seemed more like a fortress than a palace of the arts. With a $26.8 million restoration and modernization effort that's being unveiled this spring, Peabody's directors have changed course and embraced the founder's goals.
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By Jack Germond and Jules Witcover | March 9, 1998
WASHINGTON -- There are no secrets here, only stuff that hasn't come out yet. So it should be no surprise that the Washington Post has suddenly provided its readers with a detailed account of President Clinton's Jan. 17 testimony about Monica Lewinsky.There are no bombshells in the report -- except, of course, the fact that it is based on a sealed deposition Mr. Clinton gave in the Paula Corbin Jones civil suit charging him with sexual misconduct.Where scandals aboundThe fact that the deposition was leaked was further confirmation of a long-established truth about scandals in Washington -- that ultimately every piece of evidence is brought to light and examined in public.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2000
News reports this week describing Baltimore's once elegant Stafford Hotel, now a low-income housing project, as a center of prostitution and drug dealing are a far cry from those that greeted the hotel's opening in 1894. "This latest addition to Baltimore's hotels is a twelve-story brick and stone building, occupying a commanding position on Washington Place, near Madison Street," reported The Sun. "The main entrance leads to a tiled hallway decorated in Romanesque designs. Soft mono-tints of the walls and ceilings are relieved with friezes and borders in conventional patterns flecked with gold," said the newspaper.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
A car that crashed near the Washington Monument onl Thursday morning overturned, injuring a passenger and damaging a wall at the historic Mount Vernon park. The flipped-over four-door gray sedan blocked traffic on Washington Place just south of the 178-foot column to West Centre Street for at least an hour while police investigated and roped off a damaged stone wall in the park's South Garden. Two men were in the car, which was a rental vehicle licensed in Connecticut, when the driver fell asleep and crashed into the wall, causing the car to flip over, police spokesman Detective Vernon Davis said.
FEATURES
January 2, 1992
The first First Thursdays event of 1992 will be held this evening with galleries, shops and other institutions along the Charles Street corridor offering free or discounted admission from 5 to 7:30. Participating galleries are:*Artshowcase. 336 N. Charles St. Baltimore Watercolor Society*Gallery 409 Eubie Blake Cultural Center. 409 N. Charles St. Paintings by Sidney Schenck*Keystone Gallery. 8 E. Franklin St. Mixed media, interiors and still lifes.*Craig Flinner Gallery. 505 N. Charles St. "French Posters."
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2010
An unknown driver ran his van through a southeast section of the more-than-150-year-old iron fence surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon early Saturday morning, police said. Police were dispatched just after 2:30 a.m. to Washington Place and East Mount Vernon Place after a 1997 Chrysler van struck the fence, but police spokesman Kevin Brown could not confirm if any citations had been issued. The fence, adorned with a motif of battle axes and stars, surrounds the 178-foot-tall monument designed by architect Robert Mills.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | August 9, 2008
When the lure of living in a historic city neighborhood combines with a love of Beaux Arts architecture, there are few Baltimore residences more appealing than Washington Place, situated at the foot of Mount Vernon's Washington Monument. Eleven years ago, Jane McConnell came to Baltimore to begin a new job. There was no doubt in her mind that she would live downtown. The native New Yorker had always been a city dweller, and she looked at properties in the neighborhoods of Federal Hill and Fells Point.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | April 18, 2004
When he founded the educational institution that bears his name, Baltimore philanthropist George Peabody expressed a strong desire that it be a "common ground, where all may meet." But with its front doors usually locked and all visitors directed to enter through a military-style guard shack, the Peabody Institute has seemed more like a fortress than a palace of the arts. With a $26.8 million restoration and modernization effort that's being unveiled this spring, Peabody's directors have changed course and embraced the founder's goals.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2000
News reports this week describing Baltimore's once elegant Stafford Hotel, now a low-income housing project, as a center of prostitution and drug dealing are a far cry from those that greeted the hotel's opening in 1894. "This latest addition to Baltimore's hotels is a twelve-story brick and stone building, occupying a commanding position on Washington Place, near Madison Street," reported The Sun. "The main entrance leads to a tiled hallway decorated in Romanesque designs. Soft mono-tints of the walls and ceilings are relieved with friezes and borders in conventional patterns flecked with gold," said the newspaper.
NEWS
By Jack Germond and Jules Witcover | March 9, 1998
WASHINGTON -- There are no secrets here, only stuff that hasn't come out yet. So it should be no surprise that the Washington Post has suddenly provided its readers with a detailed account of President Clinton's Jan. 17 testimony about Monica Lewinsky.There are no bombshells in the report -- except, of course, the fact that it is based on a sealed deposition Mr. Clinton gave in the Paula Corbin Jones civil suit charging him with sexual misconduct.Where scandals aboundThe fact that the deposition was leaked was further confirmation of a long-established truth about scandals in Washington -- that ultimately every piece of evidence is brought to light and examined in public.
SPORTS
December 24, 1991
FIRST TEAM OffenseWide receivers -- Michael Irvin, Dallas, Haywood Jeffires, Houston.Tight end -- Marv Cook, New England.Tackles -- Mike Kenn, Atlanta, Jim Lachey, Washington.Guards -- Steve Wisniewski, Los Angeles Raiders, Mike Munchak, Houston.Center -- Kent Hull, Buffalo.Quarterback -- Jim Kelly, Buffalo.Running backs -- Thurman Thomas, Buffalo, Barry Sanders, Detroit.Place-kicker -- Jeff Jaeger, Los Angeles Raiders.Kick returner -- Mel Gray, Detroit.DefenseEnds -- Reggie White, Philadelphia, Clyde Simmons, Philadelphia.
FEATURES
May 2, 1991
For years the Walters Art Gallery resisted opening a restaurant. But with this Sunday's debut of Hackerman House comes the public opening of a 150-seat museum cafe entered from the 600 block of Washington Place, the official name of Charles Street as it passes Mount Vernon Place. The cafe opens for business at 11 a.m. Sunday.A black wrought iron railing and bronze lamp mark the outside entrance to the lunch-only restaurant, which was dug out and created beneath a former backyard between Hackerman House's south wall and its carriage house.
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