After my last post about the decay of Baltimore progressive civic icons from the 19th century, Doors Open Baltimore celebrates the industrial past that made it possible this Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10am-4pm. Fascinating physical industrial heritage spanning from the early 19th century forward still survives in the city.
If I were going to be in Bawlmer this weekend, I would go see…
Mt Royal Station (now owned by Maryland Institute College of Art, itself a Baltimore institution of long standing)
- Montgomery Park – a 1925 mega warehouse, one of 9 in the states
- Union Mill – at the time it was built largest manufactory of cotton duck
- Merritt Downtown Athletic Club – didn’t know it was the Northern Central Railroad freight shed
- Crown Cork and Seal – the inventor of the bottle cap in 1892
- Baltimore Streetcar Museum – been there already, but for electric traction and Ma & Pa Railroad fans, it’s a good time. Lots of volunteer gear-head spirit makes this place happen.
Make your own itinerary and get program info at http://doorsopenbaltimore.org.