Category: Virtual Programs

Baltimore’s Remarkable Infrastructure: From Gas Lamps to Clean Water (Tom Liebel)

Friday, May 1 | 1:00 pm | Donations. The second in a series of virtual tours and presentations with Baltimore Heritage and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Did you know that Baltimore became the first city in the United States to install gas street lamps? Or that Baltimore’s drinking water is some of the best in the country? Based on his international best-selling mega-hit book “Industrial Baltimore”, Tom Liebel will present an overview of Baltimore’s remarkable legacy of progressive public infrastructure. From street lights to clean water, Baltimore has led the way with a proud legacy of public infrastructure.

Commemorative Monuments and Adaptive Use (Jackson Gilman-Forlini)

Friday, April 24 | 1:00 pm | Donations. The first in a series of virtual tours and presentations with Baltimore Heritage and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Using the Baltimore War Memorial as a case-study, this talk will propose a solution to the problem of monument preservation by applying the modern principles of adaptive reuse to their management. In order to preserve the relevance and symbolic usefulness of these places, the physical markers of their symbolism must periodically be updated to reflect contemporary value-systems and ideas.