Arnold E. Sumpter: the park and the man 50 years later

Throughout the winter, spring and summer of the first COVID year, as Baltimoreans and the world hunkered down to avoid the virus, Bolton Hill residents were blessed to be able to exercise, take their children to play and unwind at the sprawling green space on Laurens Street known as Arnold E. Sumpter Park.

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It’s Pride Month. Historians and storytellers wanted

June is Pride Month in Maryland and nationally. It celebrates the 52 years that have passed since the Stonewall movement grew from New York to become a vital and successful national (and international) continuing campaign to protect and respect the rights of people attracted to members of their own sex.

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Neighbors

When you move into a stately 8,000+ square foot house that has suffered its share of injuries and indignities over 134 years, the key question is: where do we begin?

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The life and times of John Street Park

“As a park, it’s an impertinence. Who ever heard of a park seven row houses wide, enclosed rather sketchily by low brick walls?”  That is how  Sara Azrael in 1958, writing for the Roland Park Company’s Gardens, Houses and People magazine,  characterized the little Bolton Hill garden now known as John Street Park.

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