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The Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History
From its trademark row houses to Benjamin Henry Latrobe's landmark Cathedral (now Basilica) of the Assumption, Baltimore architecture can rightly claim to be as eclectic, exciting, and inspiring as that of any American city. Many of its important buildings figure prominently in the oeuvres of leading American architects: Latrobe, Robert Mills, Maximilien Godefroy, Richard ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 26th 2004 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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This book is not for the casual reader! There is immense architectural detail within each chapter. Baltimore’s development is covered from 1752 to 2000. The pictures, designs, and drawings of buildings are plentiful. The writing, however, is often very technical and not suited for the lay person. I did not read this whole book. I skipped over a good bit of most of the chapters. What I did read were the intros to each section, which focused on the history of the period being covered and were very ...more