Construction Tour of The Park Plaza

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Construction Tour of the Park Plaza, Mount Vernon

Saturday, December 17th at 10:00am

Park Plaza Building
800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Join us for a in-depth look at the Park Plaza professional building in Mount Vernon. Burned in a five alarm fire last December, the former residence of Baltimore Sun founder, Arunah S. Abell has a rich architectural history. Originally constructed in 1842 and added on to many times, the building has served as residence, private club, disco, professional office and retail. You can read more on the building’s history via this article by Edward Gunts at the Baltimore Sun.

Post-fire, much of the original form has been revealed. We’ll take a look at the architectural evidence the fire revealed and get a sense of what it’s newest form will comprise. Paul Littman of Southway Builders and Tom Liebel, FAIA of Marks, Thomas Architects will lead us through the building and offer insight into the challenges of restoring this architecturally significant fire damaged building.

Dress for the elements, we are touring a construction phase project, closed toe shoes and comfortable dress suggested. 

Cost

Please pay in advance via PayPal buttons below. A confirmation email will be sent.

Members :: $10

Non-Members :: $15

If you wish to pay in person via check please confirm via email: baf@baltimorearchitecture.org