Maryland State Parks has created their Es Mi Parque program to better connect a large and growing number of Latino visitors to the cultural, recreational and historic resources of Maryland. In partnership, Preservation Maryland will produce a series of brief park histories in English and Spanish.
Did you know? That iconic blue jar of Noxzema was invented and nurtured into an international company by Marylander George A. Bunting in the early 20th century. And now one of the company’s historic factory buildings is being transformed into new apartments and artists lofts in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Located at the base of the I.M. Pei-designed World Trade Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Maryland 9/11 Memorial, which was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, stands as a stark and vivid reminder of one of our nation’s darkest days.
9/11 Memorial of Maryland in Baltimore. Photo from Ziger/Snead Architects.
According to the Maryland State Art Council, “The Memorial’s focal point is an artifact from the Twin Towers, selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission on Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, is the centerpiece of the Memorial.”
After a national search, the Baltimore architecture firm Ziger/Snead was selected to lead the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland design.
Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.