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Looking Up Downtown Walking Tour: Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower
October 19, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
General Admission: $5
Join Baltimore Heritage at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market for a fun walk past Historic Jonestown’s unique landmarks from the Phoenix Shot Tower (tallest structure in the U.S. until 1846) to an early commercial block on Gay Street (still boasting one of only a handful remaining examples of cast-iron architecture). One of the oldest areas in downtown Baltimore, Jonestown (or simply Old Town) was transformed by urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s. We’ll tell the story of this change and behind the Fayette Street Post Office – a concrete Brutalist hulk designed by a founding member of Baltimore Heritage! We’ll look up at these historic landmarks then climb the winding steps inside the Shot Tower so you can look back down at historic downtown Baltimore from above.
Looking Up Downtown tours are free for children under 16 and for Blue Star Families. This stroller-friendly tour starts and ends at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market.
Image courtesy Baltimore Heritage