| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
From the dentils that punctuate the roofline to the wide staircase leading upstairs, the home of Gretchen and A. Denis Clift is a classic.
And it's in an Annapolis community where architecture is distinctive, gardens are gracious and century-old trees...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Morton "Jerry" Baum, founder and executive director of the Fund for Educational Excellence and a retired clothing manufacturing executive who was a tireless champion of city public schools, died May 5 from complications of Parkinson's disease at his...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
On sparkling spring days, Ann Goldman Giroux enjoys tending her garden, planting vegetables and nurturing the lush roses and rare azaleas that adorn her family's home in Guilford.
Giroux, who typically plants 800 white tulips along the front walkway and...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Focus has been on Roland Park in recent weeks. It is easy for us Roland Parkers to take our verdant, well-planned community for granted. When interest from others comes, it increases our appreciation.
First, Justin Martin, the author of Genius of Place:...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:03 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted
Most people have heard of Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, Stanford University in California, the Back Bay Fens and Franklin Park in Boston,...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Baltimore's historic park system ranks 15th among the nation's 40 largest cities in a new rating released Wednesday, which credits the city's foresight in carving out public spaces over the past two centuries but faults its more recent leadership for...
| May 24, 2012
| 10:28 AM
John and Leila Juracek's British friends tell them their 1929 Tudor Revival house in Baltimore's Homeland neighborhood is more like an English cottage than the country cottages in England.
The L-shaped exterior is of 18-inch-thick stone dressed in ivy...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Do you feel the nip in the air?
Runners do. For them, the advent of fall means more than changing leaves and back to school. Cooler weather and coming races (the Baltimore Running Festival is October 13) make autumn the ideal time to run in the great...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Since its founding by English settlers, Hartford has been one of New England's most populous cities. Over the nearly four centuries of Hartford's existence, millions of people have lived and died here and, in most cases, their earthly remains were...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:06 AM
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - From the back, the Biltmore House appears sleeker and taller than it does from the front. Built into a hillside, the back side is six stories tall, rising majestically from its stone facing to its French Gothic spires, while the front is...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
1) Elizabeth Park
Hartford has acres of history. We got your Mark Twain, your Harriet Beecher Stowe, your Wallace Stevens, your Samuel Colt, your Thomas Hooker. Major-league cultural shapers all. A somewhat lesser-known light is Frederick Law Olmsted,...