Jim Dilts talks about the adaptation of Baltimore’s Railroad Architecture at Wednesday’s Forum

Jim Dilts :: Baltimore’s classic railroad architecture adapts to the 21st century

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Johns Hopkins Downtown Center
Corner of Fayette & Charles
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The co-author of A Guide to Baltimore Architecture, James D. Dilts, will speak at tomorrow’s free noontime Forum at the Johns Hopkins Downtown Center, Charles and Fayette Streets, on the legacy of Baltimore’s railroad industry.   Using current examples like the conversion of the B&O Building into a Hotel Monaco or the former Mount Royal station into an art school, Jim Dilts will provide a glimpse of a new book he is writing on the architecture of railroading in North America.

The lecture format is a presentation followed by audience Q&A.  The audience is invited to bring a brown bag lunch.

Launched in 1987 by AIA Baltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation is a non-profit, educational, public-oriented outreach organization. The Foundation focuses its attention and energies on helping to promote an understanding of and an appreciation for Baltimore’s built environment – it does this through publishing books on Baltimore’s architecture, walking tours, lectures, public programs, and an architecture-in-the-schools program. The Foundation is also actively engaged in researching the early architectural firms and practitioners of architecture in Baltimore.

Still to come…

Bankruptcy in Maryland: Myths and Facts

October 21

The Honorable Duncan Keir, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

Making Preservation Work

October 28

Michael Murphy, FAIA, Murphy and Dittenhafer Architects, former member Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation.

Architecture Books in the Collection of the Library at Evergreen

November 4

Earle Havens, Curator of Rare Books, Johns Hopkins University.