Architect Ephraim Francis Baldwin changed Baltimore’s skyline

To really see how architect Ephraim Francis Baldwin shaped Baltimore, imagine the city without Mt. Royal Station, B & O Roundhouse and the Pratt Street Powerhouse, St. Leo’s Church, Hutzler Brothers Palace Building, Mercy Hospital, St. Agnes Hospital, City College at Howard and Centre Streets (later Western High School and now vacant), Maryland Club and the Polytechnic Institute on North Avenue.

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John L. Heavner's B & O Railroad police uniform preserved at the Maryland Historical Society

Though he is not buried in a Baltimore cemetery, John Heavner was a career B&O Railroad police officer and lived in the Baltimore area. After his death, John’s wife, Pauline, donated his B&O Railroad police uniform and kit to the Maryland Historical Society (MHS) where it will appear on display in the upcoming Spectrum of Fashion, opening on October 6, 2019.

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Rosarian John Cook cultivated world-renowned blooms from his West Baltimore greenhouse

John Cook, a west Baltimore florist, gardener and family man, was celebrated in 19th century horticultural circles around the world. During 50 years of breeding roses at Breisgau, his home and greenhouse located just off Edmondson Avenue, he painstakingly cultivated about 25 new hybrids. Nearby Cooks Lane is named for him.

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C. Markland Kelly, Jr., one of 307 losses in the Battle of Midway

C. Markland Kelly, Jr. gave his life for his country at the epic Battle of Midway, which took place 77 years ago this week. Kelly had been a standout lacrosse player throughout his Baltimore school career. After his death, his father established the C. Markland Kelly Memorial Foundation, which has recognized outstanding student lacrosse players each year since the 1940s.

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Poetry and books by Lizette Woodworth Reese help us see 19th century Waverly

Lizette Woodward Reese’s books and poems are one of the few resources available that help us see what life was like in the area that now surrounds the intersection of Greenmount Avenue and 33rd Street.  

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