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Robert Long House Tour
May 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmDonation
Presented by the AIABaltimore Historic Resources Committee
1 AIA/CES LU
5:00 – Introductory Remarks
5:30 – Tour (Led by David Gleason, FAIA)
Committee meeting to follow. Participants are invited to attend!
In the 1760’s a young merchant named Robert Long bought an individual Plot within the property being laid out by Ann Bond and thus began the history and success of Baltimore’s only surviving Colonial maritime neighborhood.
The house that Long built for himself, in about 1765, is now the oldest surviving residence within the boundaries of old Baltimore City. Unlike most historic houses in Maryland that tell the stories of major landowners and public figures, the Robert Long House connects visitors with the life of an ordinary man working on Baltimore’s waterfront in the 18th century.
The Preservation Society restored the building in the late 1970s and early 1980s to represent Robert Long’s time at an estimated cost of about $900,000 in private and public funds. It joined the city’s list of landmarks in 1986.