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They’re here in one compact area.” It’s not uncommon to find houses that date back a century or even two.
Mount Vernon boasts myriad examples of period architecture: Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Romanesque, Chateau, Renaissance Revival, Beaux-Arts and Classical Revival.
Subsequently, the area near the monument was developed and occupied by some of the city’s wealthiest and most influential families.
The National Park Service notes: “Mount Vernon Place is one of the first examples in the United States of deliberate city planning to create a dramatic setting for an existing monument.” Essig said the community has “an affordability factor” that stacks up well compared to other city neighborhoods.
George Peabody founded the music conservatory in 1857, and it is now part of the Johns Hopkins University.
Essig, a real estate broker and president-elect of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.Our formal `period of significance’ ranges from the late 1700s to 1945,” said Steve Shen, a local homeowner and volunteer with the Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association, where he chairs its Architectural Review Committee.The cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid in 1815 on rural land donated by the family of John Eager Howard, a Revolutionary hero.His book is about 19th century artists who lived in Mount Vernon. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun) Historian Lance Humphries, chairman of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy restoration committee is pictured in the lowest level of the monument on Oct. It shows much of the water damage to the structure.The Washington Monument will turn 200 years old in 2015, and in advance of its birthday, the obelisk will undergo million in renovations.