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.
The historic Kleiner House in Berwyn Heights. Photo from Prince George's County Planning Department.
Historic Berwyn Heights launches a Digital Walking Tour
From the Story Map: “The eight houses highlighted here were each evaluated and surveyed in 1986 by Susan Pearl of the Maryland-National Capitol Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The eight featured houses range in date from 1888 to the 1920s. Seven of the eight are Victorian, and were built almost simultaneously by the Charlton Heights Improvement Company during its very short life. The eighth house, a 2-room school house, was built in 1922 and functioned as a public elementary school until 1958; in the 1970s, it was converted to a private residence. Most notably, four of this group of houses were built using Robert Shoppell’s pattern-book plans, distributed by the Cooperative Building Plan Association. These high-style houses are some of the finest examples of Shoppell houses in the area.”
The public is invited to a special reception hosted by the Berwyn Heights Historical Committee for the unveiling of the mobile app on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2pm in the Town of Berwyn Heights Town Hall.