The new lights on the marquee out front once again beckon movie lovers. The rotunda in the lobby has been restored to its original splendor, punctuated by renovated murals in jewel tones and a stunning art deco chandelier. And there’s a new and innovative concession stand where the unmatched scent of fresh popcorn will waft into the majestic main theater and three smaller auditoriums.
Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, Ocean City officials will celebrate on Friday the reconstruction of the iconic Ocean City Fishing Pier.
ANNAPOLIS — Major renovations to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, put on hold during the recession, are on the way if the state agrees to extend a grant to the organization that maintains the downtown Baltimore landmark. The General Assembly provided the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation Inc. with a $250,000 consolidated capital bond loan in […]
A city commission voted Tuesday to add two downtown buildings on the city’s Westside to the list of Baltimore City Landmarks. The Baltimore Commission on Historical & Architectural Preservation voted to add the old Baltimore Equitable Society Building at 21 N. Eutaw St. and the Turnbull Building at 311 and 313 W. Baltimore St. to […]
WASHINGTON — A nonprofit group that raises money to improve the National Mall is announcing a jury of architects, preservationists and other experts who will judge the first phase of a design competition to overhaul three sites on “America’s front yard.” The competition focuses on redesigning Union Square at the foot of the Capitol, the […]
After a decade of uncertainty, the first of 19 new luxury condominiums are being built on a portion of the historic St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church site in Fells Point. The Union Box Co., developers of Merchant Point on the 1.5 acre-lot at the corner of Aliceanna and South Ann streets, expect to have […]
A city panel endorsed a new design for the $150 million Superblock development that maintains two exterior walls of the former Read’s Drugs store, site of a historic 1955 lunch counter sit-in and civil rights protest by students from Morgan State University. The vote Tuesday by the Baltimore Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation means […]
Opponents of the proposed Superblock redevelopment have filed another lawsuit to stop the project, this time alleging approved demolition plans would violate a historic preservation agreement. The lawsuit says J. Rodney Little, director of the Maryland Historical Trust, exceeded his powers last December when he gave conditional approval to the $150 million project’s plans, which […]
The future tenant of the old Werner’s spot will need to appeal to downtown Baltimore’s business district without becoming another upscale restaurant out of reach for the luncheonette’s former regulars. Werner’s, which closed Friday to a packed house after more than 60 years in business, leaves behind space for a new restaurant to potentially come […]
An animal rights group is offering to help out the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, which has been cut off financially by the city of Baltimore. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered Monday to pay for the right to prominently display a Poe-themed advertisement for the organization. The ad PETA is proposing […]
An advisory board to the city’s Department of Planning Thursday rejected an elaborate design for the Superblock after local residents and officials protested the demolition of a drug store that was the scene of a civil rights-era sit-in. Members of the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel turned down the schematics of the massive, $150 […]
ANNAPOLIS — The Johnson’s Building, a 158-year-old landmark pinning State Circle to Maryland Avenue, has sat vacant for nearly three years now, but the storefront is still giving window-shoppers an eyeful. Almost every inch of the glass is papered in propaganda, blasting city government on its strict building code for renovations and warning other property […]