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Mary Ellen Hayward and Charles Belfoure

A Study of Baltimore's Rowhouses

Charles Belfoure, an architectural historian based in Baltimore, received the 1997 Kress Mid-career grant to support the photography for his book The Baltimore Rowhouse, published by the Princeton Architectural Press in 1999. The classic rowhouses are in great danger of demolition from both development and abandonment. The purpose of this book is to document them and heighten public awareness of their major significance by documenting the 500+ surviving blocks of rowhouses dating from the 1790’s to about 1915 that are targeted for removal by the City.