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The Baltimore Rowhouse

The Baltimore Rowhouse

  • Title: The Baltimore Rowhouse
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  • ISBN : 9781568982830
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 288 pages


Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Balti is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city Why did the rowhouse thrive in Balti How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities What were the forces that led to the citywide renovation of Baltimo Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Balti is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city Why did the rowhouse thrive in Balti How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities What were the forces that led to the citywide renovation of Balti s rowhouses The Balti Rowhouse is the fascinating 200 year story of this building type It chronicles the evolution of the rowhouse from its origins as speculative housing for immigrants, through its reclamation and renovation by young urban pioneers thanks to local government sponsorship, to its current occupation by a new cadre of wealthy professionals The Balti Rowhouse was winner of the 2000 Maryland Historical Trust Heritage Book Award for outstanding books of scholarly or general interest


Author Mary Ellen Hayward




The Baltimore Rowhouse Reviews (9)

  • Here s what I liked the detailed history of some the of the neighborhoods and the perspective on the development process for the rowhouse as a type Here s what I found challenging the use of architecture terms without definition, the repetition, the historical facts without context, the repetitivene [..]

  • A bit tedious in detail at times, but overall a fascinating tale of Balti history though the story of how Charm City s unique residential architecture came to be Having lived in one of these beautiful row houses, I loved this book I am not an architecture professor, but if I were, I d make my studen [..]

  • Mary Ellen Hayward is pretty much the go to gal for Balti history, it seems This volume is very detailed, and I love the abundance of historic photographs and blueprints I am a bit disappointed in her system of annotation, but I m sure I ll find what I m looking for eventually. [..]

  • Too much of this book is a listing of where and when rowhouse developments were constructed and what they looked like But the narratives about the residents who occupied these homes and the developers who built them the career of E.J Gallagher receives much attention was much interesting. [..]

  • Annoy your friends as you walk around the city with tidbits like that brick pattern is called Flemish bond and means the house was built before 1820 and those flower panels make that house Queen Anne style. [..]

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