Lost Baltimore (Hardcover)

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Lost Baltimore is the latest in the series from Anova Books that traces the cherished places in a city that time, progress and fashion have swept aside before the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker's ball.Organised chronologically starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Philadelphia insitutions that failed to stand the test of time, such as the Sun Iron Building, Electric Amusement Park and the Rennert Hotel.Grand buildings erected in the Victorian era that were too costly to be refurbished, or movie theaters that the age of television made redundant are featured. Alongside the city's iconic and much-missed buildings, Lost Baltimore also looks at some traditions that have passed (marble doorsteps, painted window screens) and sporting legends that have relocated (Baltimore Colts, Baltimore Bullets).Lost Baltimore is a nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the lost treasures that the city let slip through its grasp.

About the Author

Paul K. Williams has an educational background in historic preservation and architecture from both Roger Williams and Cornell Universities. Since 1995, he has been the proprietor of Kelsey & Associates, "The House History People," focusing on individual house and building research in Washington, DC and beyond. He is the author of 12 books on Washington, DC neighborhoods, institutions, and themes, the Charles Village neighborhood in Baltimore, and books on his childhood residences on Skaneateles and Owasco Lakes in upstate New York. In addition to Lost Washington, Williams maintains a daily blog on Washington, DC history at The House History Man, and is completing a book on how to research your own house history.

Praise For…

"A splendid work. . . a visual treat and historical journey." —Baltimore Sun

"Offer[s] a clear, concise vision of the storied city's past" and that "images of buildings that no longer exist illuminate a side of Baltimore no contemporary visitor to the city could see, as does the the lore recounted by the authors."  —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781909108431
ISBN-10: 190910843X
Publisher: Pavilion
Publication Date: July 1st, 2013
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Lost