Wayne's Guide to Walks, Talks, and Tours of Baltimore

In honor of Memorial Day

Can you locate this tribute to those who served in both

World Wars?

Can you name the local sports writer who oversaw the 

the writing of this tribute?

Baltimore has an official monument for 9 conflicts in which the United States fought. I will give the war and you name or locate

the monument:

American Revolution

War of 1812

Mexican War

Civil War

Spanish American War

World War I

World War II (shown in the photo above)

Korean War

Vietnam War

(Answers are at the end of the site)



 Welcome to my website which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary of listing walks, talks, tours, classes, and books that relate to Baltimore's history and architecture. Founded in 1730, Baltimore has played a major role in the history of our region, state, and nation. The site is updated monthly, and I am always amazed how many events there are to post.  I'm always open to suggestions on how to improve the site.  Feel free to email:  wayne.schaumburg@gmail.com.



Forthcoming Baltimore History Talks & Classes

Here is a list of my talks in May and June.  (All programs are FREE unless there is a $)                                  



Monday, May 11th, 10:30 a.m. at Cockeysville Senior Center - HONORING THOSE IN SERVICE TO


                                                     OUR NATION: BALTIMORE'S OFFICIAL WAR MEMORIALS  CANCELED

Monday, May 22nd, 1 p.m. at Jacksonville Senior Center -  THE FEMININE TOUCH:  WOMEN IN

                                                BALTIMORE HISTORY   CANCELED

Wednesday, May 27th, 10:30 a.m. at Parkville Senior Center  -  HONORING THOSE IN SERVICE TO

                                                           OUR NATION:  BALTIMORE'S OFFICIAL WAR MEMORIALS  CANCELED


Monday, June 1st, 10:30 a.m. at Cockeysville Senior Center  -  THE FLAG, THE POET, AND THE SONG:

                                                    THE STORY BEHIND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM   CANCELED

Wednesday, June 17th, 10:30 a.m. at Parkville Senior Center - BALTIMORE 101:  WHAT PUTS THE

                                                             CHARM IN "CHARM CITY"  CANCELED


Friday, June 19th, 1 p.m. at Jacksonville Senior Center - A CITY DIVIDED:  BALTIMORE DURING THE

                                             CIVIL WAR      CANCELED

Friday, June 26th, 10 a.m. at Edgemere Senior Center - THE FEMININE TOUCH - WOMEN IN

                                               BALTIMORE HISTORY     CANCELED



Green Mount Cemetery Walking Tours:


The next set of walking tours for historic Green Mount Cemetery will take place in September and

October.  Opened in 1839, Green Mount is an early example of an urban-rural cemetery, that is, a

cemetery with a park-like setting located close to the countryside.  Green Mount is the final resting place

of Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson,

Arunah Abell, Albert Ritchie, Harriett Lane Johnston, William Henry Rinehart, John H. B. Latrobe,

A. Aubrey Bodine, John Wilkes Booth, Walter Lord, many other famous Marylanders.  The two-hour

walking tours begins at 9:30 a.m. from the main gate located at Greenmount Avenue and East Oliver

Street.  The cost is $20 per person. The tours are led by Baltimore historian and educator

Wayne R. Schaumburg. To receive the tour information sheet in August, email your POSTAL ADDRESS

to wayne.schaumburg@gmail.com.








Baltimore Magazine January, 2020 issue.  Be sure to check out the photo article by Ron Cassie and

Christine Jackson (pp. 76-91) on "Baltimore the Beautiful, A Tribute to One of America's Greatest

Architecture Cities."

Ann Blouse and Cynthia Mann, What Lies Beneath, The Farms, Mills, and Towns Under Our Reservoirs

Christos Christou and Henry Peden, Jr., Maryland Casualties in the War of 1812

Baltimore Magazine February, 2020 issue.  Be sure to check the out article by Ron Cassie (pp. 82-97) on

"The Great Migration and the Birth of Baltimore's Black Renaissance"

Bill LeFurgy, Into the Suffering City, A Novel of Baltimore (novel about a gifted woman medical examiner

                                                                                            in 1909 Baltimore)  due out April 15th


Bernard McKenna, The Baltimore Black Sox, A Negro Leagues History 1913-1936  (available July 30)

Phillip Merrill, Old West Baltimore, (due out Fall, 2020)






"Five Minute Histories" presented by Baltimore Heritage

This is our series called "Five Minute Histories." Each day, we’ll record a short video

about a different historic place in Baltimore and post it on our Facebook page and

website. We are honoring Governor Hogan’s request and are doing this from home.

Although we sorely wish we could be out and about with you on our walking tours,

check us out online each day as we bring you a new historic site.


Here are the topics covered so far in May. You can read up on any or all of them in


addition to those from March and April:




#30-     May   1st-   Symbols and Statuary on Fayette Street

#31-     May   4th-   Thomas O'Neill and the Cathedral of Mary of Our Queen

#32-     May   5th-   The American Brewery Building

#33-     May   6th-    John Eager Howard's Mt. Vernon

#34-     May   7th-   The Belvedere Hotel

#35-     May   8th-   Lucretia Fisher's Fell's Point and Clifton Park's Mothers Garden

#36-     May  11th-  The Peale Museum

#37-     May  12th-  Winans' Water Wheel

#38-     May  13th-  Federal Hill, Part 1

#39-     May  14th-  Federal Hill and the Civil  War

#40-     May  15th-  Part  A - Historic  Movie Theaters: The Charles & The Senator

                               Part  B - Lexington Street's Historic Movie Theaters - Guest presenter:

                                            Robert Headley, Baltimore movie theater historian

#41-     May  18th-  Bolton Hill's Blue Plaque Program

#42-     May  19th-  The Women of Bolton Hill's Blue Plaque Program

#43-     May  20th-  Cast Iron Architecture:  The Sun Building and  the Wilkens Building

#44-     May  21st-  Cast Iron Architecture, Part 2:  Baltimore Street

#45-     May 22nd-  A Memorial Day Tribute to Armories



"The Big Pivot" presented by the Irish RR Workers Museum

Our “Big Pivot” is sending Museum presentations your way via social media, since we

are all precluded from coming to the Museum in person. These presentations are the

work of staff, Board members and docents. Feel free to email us (www.irishshrine.org) or

post on our Facebook page and tell us your story, and that of your family as they have

faced difficult days both here and in Ireland, and have overcome. Below are the

presentations for May:


Issue XII:    Taught By Their Own In Plain Sight: Irish Children  /  Elements & Elaboration


                    - the Beginning of Calvert Hall School  /  Women as Educators

IssueXIII:    Homeless and Orphans Leading the Way  /  Irish Orphans,  Brothers and

                   Community Leaders

IssueXIV:    Reflections and Reciprocation From Our Community  /  James T. Connally, Sr /

                   910 Lemmon Street

Issue XVI:   Wrestling the Creature  -- Father Edward McColgan  /  Morris Lasky

IssueXVII:   A Glimpse Through the Windows (St. Peter the Apostle Church) 

IssueXVIII:  Expatriates As Advocates -- Father Edward McColgan

Issue XIX:   Words Places and the Big Picture -- Sarah Feeley, Husband James, and

                    Children circa 1871

Issue XX:     My "Scrooge" Moment and the Man From Inishbofin

Issue XXI:   Discovering Heroes and Other Niche Projects: Rev. John Carroll and Edward Gaffney




"Virtual Programs" in May:

Friday, May 15th, from 1-1:30 p.m.  -  "Poole and Hunt to Clipper Mill:  A History of

Adaptive Reuse" by Nathan Dennies.  The program is sponsored by Baltimore Heritage

and Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Woodberry was once home to the largest

machine shop and iron works in the country. Poole & Hunt thrived alongside the booming

textile industry of the Jones Falls Valley. It grew and remained a site of heavy industry

for well over a century, was later adapted by a flourishing arts community, and after a

tragic fire, was transformed into Clipper Mill: a mixed use development that includes

manufacturing, residences, design and engineering firms, fine dining, and more.

This presentation will cover the history of the Poole & Hunt Machine Shop and Iron

Works, including the impressive things they made here, from the columns of the Capitol

Building in Washington DC to contributions to both World War efforts. Discover how this

site of heavy industry has changed over its 150 year history to meet the various needs

of its users. And learn about the role of historic preservation in adapting historic sites for

modern uses.  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poole-and-hunt-to-clipper-mill-a-



Wednesday, May 20th, from 4:30-5 p.m.  -  "Highlights of the Peale: A Virtual Tour."  $ 

The program is sponsored by Baltimore Heritage and The Peale Center For Baltimore

History and Architecture.  Join us for a virtual tour of the Peale and its highlights! Hear

some of the many stories of the building, from its origins as the first purpose-built

museum in the country, to the introduction of gaslight technology to the city, to its role as

Baltimore’s first City Hall and public high school for people of color. Get a glimpse of

what is coming next as the Peale relaunches as a center for Baltimore stories and

studies, and a laboratory for reinventing the museum

for the 21st century in the creative and innovative spirit of the Peale family. 

Registration:  https://baltimoreheritage.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent


Thursday, May 21st, at the Village Learning Place.  Baltimore History Evenings are

presented by the Baltimore City Historical Society. "Who Lived in Your House? Uncovering

the History of a Baltimore Neighborhood," by Joshua Cohen. Preparing for the centennial

of his North Baltimore subdivision on Cloverhill and Canterbury Roads in Tuscany-Canterbury,

Josh set out to discover the history of the neighborhood. Using online resources to trace

deeds and relations, Josh built family trees for the homeowners of all 84 houses. He

gathered extensive biographical details of those first families and made connections with

their descendants, who provided personal recollections and photos. Josh will share some

of his exciting finds as well as techniques that residents of any neighborhood can use to

explore the history of their homes.  The program is FREE and open to the public.

To find out how to connect from your computer, smartphone, or phone, contact

BaltoHistoryEve@gmail.com before 6:30 p.m. on 5/21/20.

Friday, May 22nd, from 1-1:30 p.m. "Virtual Histories:  Baltimore's Treasures with

Meg Fairfax FieldingThis is the fourth in a series of virtual tours and presentations

with Baltimore Heritage and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Baltimore is a city

filled with a wide range of architectural treasures. From tiny temple-like structures, to

gem-like carpenter gothic churches, to robust Richardson Revival edifices, to castle-like

school buildings, our architecture has something to delight everyone. But some of these

treasures are off the beaten path and not everyone knows about them. Take a spin through

Baltimore with BAF past president, Meg Fairfax Fielding. Although she is not an architect

by training, she’s “architect adjacent.” She is doing a deep dive on Palmer & Lamdin

properties in and around Baltimore, as well as searching out 18th century brick churches

along the Chesapeake Bay. Meg loves to explore Baltimore and the surrounding areas.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baltimores-treasures-meg-fairfax-fielding-



Friday, May 29th, from 1-1:30 p.m. "Baltimore: Home of America’s Best Garden Cities"

with Charles Duff.  This is the fifth in a series of virtual tours and presentations

with Baltimore Heritage and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. The Garden City

Movement, devised by an odd London genius named Ebenezer Howard, has shaped

most British development, and the best British development, for more than a century.

Baltimore has more good examples of Garden City design and development than any

American city. Join Charlie Duff to explore the English movement and the wonderful

places where Baltimore architects and developers learned what the Garden City

movement had to teach. Charlie has been exploring Anglo-American connections for a

decade as he worked on his book The North Atlantic Cities, and he is delighted to know

where Baltimoreans got the ideas for some of his, and our, favorite places.  Registration:


Tickets:   104781127172?fbclid=IwAR3To0qDE9PuQb1UPb6cWEjunsFQJWe6vMbDzf






Through December, 2020, Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street  $ 

The Hutzler Experience: How a Small Dry Goods Store Became a Maryland Institution.  Hutzler’s

department store was a Maryland icon for more than a century. Starting as a small dry goods store on

Baltimore’s Howard Street in 1858, Hutzler’s grew into a Maryland dynasty that dazzled and delighted for

generations. In total, Hutzler’s operated 10 stores in Maryland, including its downtown flagship store

known as the “Palace,” and its first expansion store in Towson that opened in 1952.  The family-run

business was thoughtful and innovative, instilling pride and affection from patrons and employees alike.

Hutzler’s was more than a store. It was an experience. The exhibition will recall what was an all-day

experience for customers, displaying products, ephemera, employee uniforms and handbooks, drawings,

video from behind-the-scenes at Hutzler’s, and items from the iconic Towson “Tea Room.” A highlight of

the exhibition will be a re-imagined window display, like the Hutzler’s on Howard Street, which will change

with the seasons.  The Maryland Historical Society is currently CLOSED









1.  The facade of Memorial Stadium that stood on 33rd Street.

     Under the dedication pictured above is a quote from General John Pershing:  "Time will not

     dim the glory of their deeds."  That can be found today on the  Veterans Memorial located

     along the walkway between Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium.  Dedicated in 2003,

     it honors all Marylanders who have served in time of war.

2.  It was John Steadman, sportswriter for the Baltimore News Post and American, who

     assembled a small group of World War II veterans. Their task was to write the dedication

     for the new stadium facade. Their only instruction was to be succinct, and they were.

3. American Revolution:  The Maryland Line Monument at Mt. Royal Avenue and Cathedral

                                            Street -  directly across from the Lyric Theater

    War of 1812:                 The Battle  Monument at Fayette and Calvert Streets

    Mexican War:                The Watson Monument at the northwest corner of North and Mt. Royal


    Civil War:                       The Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument located at northwest 

                                            corner of Charles and 29th Streets in Wyman Park

    Spanish Amer. War:    At the intersection of Lakewood Avenue and East Fayette Street

    World War I:                  The War Memorial Building located at Fayette and Gay Streets

    World War II:                 Memorial Stadium - razed in 2000

    Korean War:                  Maryland Korean War Memorial in the Canton waterfront park on

                                            Boston Street near Linwood Avenue

    Vietnam War:                Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial -Middle Branch Park on

                                            Hanover Street just north of Harbor City Hospital