“I attended the West Lafayette Avenue tour—it was especially interesting to me because for the last several years I have lived in the Marble Hill neighborhood before last year buying and renovating a house near Lafayette Square. On this tour I was hoping to learn more about the rich history of the neighborhoods and also to connect with neighbors who shared my interest in history and architecture,” says Eric Stephenson, a 2016 DOB attendee.
“I think architecture is so much more than just a pile of concrete and bricks. There’s a big story behind it, and I think for anybody that is interested in those kind of stories they’ll be entertained by something like Open Doors Baltimore for sure,” says Carl Schmidt, a 2016 Doors Open Baltimore attendee. Carl learned about Doors Open Baltimore for the first time last year after searching the AIABaltimore website for opportunities that would allow him to take more architectural photography.
“I live in New York and came down to Baltimore on the early-morning Megabus for the Doors Open Baltimore event. I had to return the same evening—so I planned it well in advance, and had to choose only two or three sites to explore around city center,” states Jeremy Gage, a returning Doors Open Baltimore attendee.
“I hadn’t realized how much history was in Baltimore. Baltimore has received so much bad publicity that unfortunately, that becomes the perceptual set for the city, as well as, the people of the city. It was nice to see different, especially as a black man,” says Robert Butler, one of our 2016 Buildings You Love Instagram Photo contest winners.
In the 1912 volume of Men of Mark in Maryland, Reuben Gladfelter is described as a “leading contractor and builder of the Woodberry District of Baltimore.” Although not an architect in title, Gladfelter does appear to have used the architectural…
I first entered your space almost ten years ago, when a friend invited me to a local music show. I was in awe of your innards. I had driven by many times before, but unaware of your contents, I stayed away, even though your outward appearance seemed ever so inviting.