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

Eastern Avenue Pumping Station. Photo courtesy Andrew Nagl.

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

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. Next up is Tom Liebel, FAIA with a presentation on the story of Baltimore’s remarkable infrastructure.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support the BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.

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.

About the Presenter

Tom Liebel, FAIA, LEED Fellow is a Vice-President with Moseley Architects, and has been involved in integrating sustainable design principles into a variety of ground-breaking adaptive use and historic preservation projects over the past twenty years, with these projects recognized with multiple awards for design, smart growth, sustainable design and historic preservation.

Tom is involved in ongoing research exploring the relationship between sustainability, preservation and urban design, with a particular emphasis in the use of urban adaptive use projects to promote neighborhood revitalization and civic engagement.

Tom served two terms as Chair the Maryland Green Building Council, serves on the Maryland Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, Chairs Baltimore City’s Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation, and serves as the Moderator for the American Institute of Architect’s Strategic Council.

About the Baltimore Architecture Foundation

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) celebrates design and the built environment. Launched in 1987, BAF encourages people to explore Baltimore architecture: to be mindful of the area’s history, and recognize Baltimore’s architectural heritage, and appreciate its design innovations.

Through its tours, lectures, educational programs for adults and kids, exhibitions, research, and publications, the BAF demonstrates how ideas are manifested in the built environment and urban design of the city.

http://baltimorearchitecture.org/

About Baltimore Heritage

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With a small staff, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.