Lost Baltimore

by Alexander, Gregory J.,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction NA735.B3 A44 2013x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  NA735.B3 A44 2013x

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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Alexander (coauthor of Images of America: Capitol Hill) and Williams (Lost Washington, D.C.) combine images of Baltimore's architectural history with meticulously researched text, offering a clear, concise vision of the storied city's past. Organized chronologically from the 1860s through the 2010s, the decades and facades of Baltimore are covered via entries specific buildings, parks, and areas of interest: cast iron bridges, a jail, and the Baltimore Bullets basketball team among many others. The authors trace the narratives of the city and its inhabitants and, in the photographs, bring renewed life to many formerly beautiful structures that have been razed, such as the country estate Montebello. Of particular note is the tale of Merchant's Exchange, which tells of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the England-born "Father of American Architecture." Images of buildings that no longer exist illuminate a side of Baltimore no contemporary visitor to the city could see, as does the lore recounted by the authors (including the tale of the mysterious "Poe Toaster," who would visit Edgar Allan Poe's grave on the author's birthday and raise a glass of cognac to his memory). This coffee-table volume will appeal to readers interested in Maryland, as well as those with a passion for architecture and U.S. history. 150 photos. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Historic buildings -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Guidebooks.
Lost architecture -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Guidebooks.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Guidebooks.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Guidebooks.
Publisher London :2013
Contributors Williams, Paul Kelsey, author.
Language English
Notes Includes index
Description 142 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 29 cm
ISBN 9781909108431
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