The Carriage House

I realize that you are gone, but I just wanted you to know that you were appreciated while you were here. Even with your collapsing roof and the plywood in your doors and windows, you were admired, even loved.

The McKim Free School

One winter, many years ago, I used to serve coffee and muffins to homeless people over on East Baltimore Street. They congregated around a building that I fell in love with. It was the McKim Free School, in the historic Jonestown neighborhood.

The Nimble City: Strategies for 21st Century Housing

by Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson In his book How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, author Stewart Brand examines architecture over time. “Almost no buildings adapt well,” Brand writes. “They’re not designed to adapt; also budgeted and financed not to, constructed…