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Baltimore Neighborhoods: Mount Washington

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Monday, September 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV143
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Cylburn Mansion (Simil Raghavan/licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license)

An early suburb that took shape next to a cotton mill after the Civil War, hilly—but far from mountainous—Mount Washington was annexed by the City of Baltimore in 1914. This picturesque village, a stop on the light rail line, is both a residential neighborhood of choice and a destination within the city limits for dining, shopping, ceramics classes, and conferences.

Arts journalist and former Baltimore resident Richard Selden continues his survey of Charm City neighborhoods with a virtual tour of Mount Washington, focusing on sites including the Octagon (a female academy, then a women’s college, and now part of Mt. Washington Conference Center), Baltimore Clayworks, Western Run Park, and nearby Cylburn Mansion and Arboretum, the Victorian estate of a chromium-mining executive.

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